Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

1971 G 1h 40m Blu-ray / DVD

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

1971 G 1h 40m Blu-ray / DVD
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Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka ignites a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary.
Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, Ursula Reit, Diana Sowle, Aubrey Woods, David Battley, Peter Stuart, Marcus Powell
Mel Stuart
Blu-ray DVD
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
English: Dolby True HD, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, German: Dolby Digital Mono, Italian: Dolby Digital Mono, Portuguese: Dolby Digital Mono
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children. G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that overall this is an excellent, imaginative family film. While it doesn't have any content that would be considered inappropriate for kids, author Roald Dahl's signature dark humor is evident. There are a few scary/tense scenes that may disturb younger or more sensitive children. Slugworth is a creepy character (who turns out OK in the end). When Wonka takes the kids on a wild boat ride through a tunnel, some icky images appear and the kids on the boat are terrified. All of the ticket-winning kids end up in some kind of peril (some wind up in more dangerous situations than others), but they all turn out safe and sound in the end.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Four of the young leads impetuously leap into situations that at first seem fatal, but ultimately aren't. Charlie and Grandpa Joe are almost decimated by fan blades (they escape the situation in short order). Wonka takes everyone on a creepy pseudo-psychedelic boat ride.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Charlie is rewarded for honesty, and he learns that his dreams can come true. Various character flaws (greed, gluttony, and excessive television watching) are satirized.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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