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Why Tim Burton's Willy Wonka Remake Has A Different Title To The 1970s Movie

Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been adapted to the big screen twice (without counting the prequel releasing in December 2023), the second one being directed by Tim Burton, but why did this version have a different title to the 1971 adaptation? Roald Dahl is best known for his children’s novels, which many have been adapted to different types of media for decades, and among the most popular ones is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which introduces readers to eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka and his unbelievable factory, where strange and fantastic things happened all the time.

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