The team insist they still keep in touch.
Well, that's something we never thought we'd see. A good chunk of the cast from the original 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' have reunited for the movie's 44th anniversary during an appearance on the 'Today' show. It's rather mind-boggling to see how they've all changed.
Gene Wilder couldn't make it to the celebrations
The 1971 film, adapted from the 1964 Roald Dahl story 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', was a huge, Oscar nominated sensation directed by Mel Stuart and starring Gene Wilder and Peter Ostrum. Unfortunately, 82-year-old Wilder wasn't around to enjoy the celebrations yesterday (November 11th 2015), but Ostrum, who played Charlie, was joined by the other four 'children' Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt), Denise Nickerson (Violet Beauregarde), Paris Themmen (Mike Teevee) and Michael Bollner (Augustus Gloop).
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory stars Gene Wilder as Wonka himself, in an 70's adaptation of the popular children's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka tells the story of a poverty-stricken boy on a fantastic voyage through the magical candy factories of the Willy Wonka Candy Company. A strange and fantastic place, filled with dancing midget Oompa Loompas and chocolates with powers far beyond those of common Hershey bars.
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Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.