In the movie “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” based on Roald Dahl’s book “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”, there were only five children invited into the factory as the winners possessing a Wonka Golden Ticket. Dahl, however, started out with 15 children – such as Wilbur Rice, Tommy Troutbeck, Marvin Prune and Miranda Mary Parker [who was unceremoniously turned into a Crunchy Munchy Peanut Brittle Bar] before whittling it down to final five – Charlie Bucket, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teevee and Augustus Gloop. Another cut from Dahl’s original children’s masterpiece was the Vanilla Fudge Room, where a mountain of fudge was carved up and where poor Wilbur and Tommy met their doom.
“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” was released in 1971 and made an inflation-adjusted $23 million [against an inflation-adjusted budget of $17 million].
Source: The Guardian