Trivia Crack Answer: Roald Dahl
About Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl wrote the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is among Roald Dahl’s most famous works, alongside “Matilda,” “The BFG,” and “James and the Giant Peach,” all of which made Dahl one of the most beloved children’s authors of all time. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was later adapted into a movie with Gene Wilder, which featured the famous “candy room” scene and the song “Pure Imagination,” along with the seminal depiction of the Oompa-Loompas. Some of the frightening imagery and slightly deranged character of Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka inspired the somewhat darker and disturbing remake of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” under Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp playing the role of Willy Wonka. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was partly inspired by Roald Dahl’s childhood experiences with candy in England, where schoolchildren would make frequent trips to the candy stores to buy all kinds of exotic and strange candy. The rivalry between Willy Wonka and Mr. Slugworth in the novel is partly based on the rivalry between Cadbury and Rowntree candymakers, who were in fierce competition when Dahl was a youth. Besides being a World Fantasy Award-winning children’s author, Roald Dahl also won the British Book Award for his children’s books.