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Charlie & the Chocolate Factory is a classic children’s novel written by acclaimed Welsh author Roald Dahl. The book tells the story of Charlie Bucket, a boy belonging to a poor family, as he receives a Golden Ticket from a Wonka candy bar, and gets the chance to visit Willy Wonka's chocolate factory (operated by him and several short creatures known as Oompa Loompas, who act as his workers and assistants) with four other children from around the world, who are quite horrible children for various reasons. These children are Augustus Gloopan incredibly greedy obese boy from Germany; Violet Beauregarde, a girl addicted to chewing gum; Veruca Salt, a rotten, spoiled girl from a rich family in the United Kingdom; and Mike Teavee, a rude boy obsessed with watching television, particularly programs of the western genre.

Two films have been made since the acclaimed book’s release; the first being the 1971 musical film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, which starred the late Gene Wilder as Wonka. Although the film did not perform exceptionally well at the box office, it would receive critical acclaim. The second adaptation of the novel, by Tim Burton, simply titled Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was released in 2005, starring Johnny Depp as Wonka. Unlike its predecessor, this film received mixed reviews.

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