Celebrate National Candy Day With Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Today is National Candy Day, and I can think of no sweeter way to commemorate this delicious occasion than by rewatching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The late, great Gene Wilder delivers as unforgettable performance as Willy Wonka, the slightly sinister maker of Everlasting Gobstoppers, Fizzy Lifting Drinks, Three Course Dinner Gum, and other sweet treats in this music-filled fantasy based on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Join five contest-winning children on a tour of Wonka’s magical candy factory, staffed by the mysterious and diminutive Oompa Loompas. But will the impoverished Charlie (Peter Ostrum) prove that he has what it takes to earn the key’s to Wonka’s candy kingdom? Highlighted by joyful songs like “The Candy Man” and a screenplay by Dahl himself, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory remains one of the most beloved family films of all time. Watch it again, and see how it satisfies your sweet tooth!