We’ve got a new episode of Pitch Meeting to share with you today. This one offers us a hilarious take on how the pitch meeting for the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory could have played out.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a favorite film of mine and it featured one of the best performances from Gene Wilder. This pitch meeting has some fun with the film, though, and they make some pretty funny observations that fans of the film will get a kick out of.
Here’s the note that came along with the video:
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, based on the Roald Dahl book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a classic movie that audiences still come back to today since its release in 1971. Starring Gene Wilder as the wacky (sometimes terrifying) factory owner Willy Wonka, the movie is full of yummy-looking candy and the occasional terrifying imagery.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory definitely raises lots of questions. Like what’s up with Grandpa Joe suddenly getting out of bed after being stuck there for twenty years? Why is that Candy Man just throwing candy at kids? Did Wonka know that one of the kids was going to fall into the chocolate river? What was up with that boat scene? Are these kids going to be okay? Why is Grandpa Joe such a sketchy guy? What’s Charlie going to do as the owner of a candy factory?!
To answer all these questions and more, step inside the Pitch Meeting that led to The Hobbit: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! It’ll be super easy, barely an inconvenience.
Enjoy the show!