In 1971, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory sung and danced its way into cinemas. The children’s musical movie, based on Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, told the story of a young boy who wins a trip around a fabulous factory, owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka.
Due to the popularity of the movie (which increased over time), as well as the enduring success of the book it was based on, other Willy Wonka movies followed. But how many Willy Wonka movies are there altogether?
For all the glorious details and more, keep reading!
The Willy Wonka movies in order
To date there are four entries in the Willy Wonka movie series. The films include:
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
- Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (2017)
- Wonka (2023)
Are all of the Willy Wonka movies part of the same series?
The Willy Wonka movies are all standalone tales which are not connected to each other. The films breakdown as follows:
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The movie stars Gene Wilder as Wonka.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the second adaptation of the Roald Dahl book, with Johnny Depp as Wonka.
- Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is an animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl book, with cartoon characters Tom and Jerry incorporated into the story. JP Karliak provides the voice of Wonka.
- Wonka is a musical prequel, which follows the early years of Willy Wonka. Timothée Chalamet plays the part of Wonka.
Who are the cast of the Willy Wonka movies?
Notable cast members in the Willy Wonka movie series include Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, David Battley, Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee, Timotheé Chalamet, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Matt Lucas, and Mathew Baynton.
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