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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Food ‘n Flix Announcement)


I am hosting Food 'n Flix this month and I have chosen the classic 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.  As far as children's movies though, this one is pretty creepy:  five "lucky" children are invited to tour the famous Wonka factory with its eccentric owner, but start dropping like flies once they are in there - falling victim to various horrible fates that may or may not be remedied off screen.  Then there is that super creepy spy, Mr. Slugworth, and the nightmare fuel that is the tunnel scene.

It's not all scary, though - there are musical numbers, funny quips, and tons and tons of candy.  (And it's nowhere near as creepy as the Tim Burton remake...)  We watched this movie constantly when I was little, requesting it as "Wee Wonka" because we couldn't pronounce it properly yet.  One of the reasons we loved it so much was that our semi-distant relative played Charlie!  Peter Ostrum is my grandfather's cousin's son (I think...) and only ever appeared in this one movie.  He went on to become a Vet for large farm animals and have 2 lovely children.

Isn't he cute?

Gene Wilder's iconic character has even become a popular internet meme, sarcastically asking to hear more about whatever boring crap you keep spouting.

So - sit back and enjoy the crazy journey through the Chocolate Factory, make a bunch of desserts, and get back to me.

How to Participate:

1. Watch the chosen film (Willy Wonka - 1971). Taking inspiration from the film, head into the kitchen and cook or bake or make something.

2. Post about it on your blog with a link back to THIS post and a link to Food 'n Flix. Use of the logo is optional.

3. Your post must be current (during month of film). And of course we don't mind if your post is linked to other events...the more the merrier.

4. Have fun with it!

5. Email your entries to me at: sarah@welldined.com and include:

~Your name
~Your blog's name
~The name of your dish and the permalink to the specific post you're submitting
~Attach a photo of any size (or just give me permission to "pull" one from your post)
~Indicate "Food 'n Flix Submission" in the subject line

Deadline for submission is: Saturday, December 29th (11:59 pm Eastern)
*watch for the roundup to be posted on December 31st!

Comments (4) Trackbacks (1)
  1. Great choice this month! I think I already know what I’m going to make :X

  2. I’m so excited for this month…this movie has been a favorite of mine since I was little, too! This and The Wizard of Oz were on about once a year when I was a kid – and I couldn’t wait! 😉 thanks so much for hosting.

  3. Great pick – a movie with lots of sweet things for December. Hope I can get a move on and participate.

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