July 17, 2024

Nov 4th: National Candy Day in Entrepreneur Month

Ahhh November 4th … National Candy Day – you know before all these candy companies like M&M Mars, Hershey’s and Nestle became multi-conglomerates, they started out like little Mom & Pop Shops maybe with a real life Willy Wonka. I’ve heard rumors about the Frank Mars who invented the Snickers bar being something of a Willy Wonka. So on National Candy Day during entrepreneur month, we are taking a look back at 2 trailers based on the same Roald Dahl book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”:

Classic Tim Burton – what a feast for the eyes! So much MAGIC – another example where the technology caught up with the vision!

"Candy doesn't have to have a point.
It's Candy."
Charlie Bucket (2006)
Golden Ticket Winner

Watch the trailer below for the 1971 version – all the way to the end … along with Paramount, how does the Quaker Oat company play into that production?? Was Quaker Oats making movies??? Very interesting – and not an ounce of product placement – maybe they were hoping viewers would need hearty oats after so much candy.

"I've got the same chance as anybody else haven't I?"
Charlie Bucket (1971)
Golden Ticket Dreamer

Uh yeah that 1971 Gene Wilder version wouldn’t get made today – even the trailer suggest that the bratty kids might just be the parents fault. Anyhow. Both are fun … but to think they had to build all those sets in 1971 … 

"Oompa Loompa doompadee doo
I've got another puzzle for you
Oompa Loompa doompadee dee
If you are wise you will listen to me
Who do you blame when your kid is a brat?
Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat?"
The Oompa Loompa
Wise Observers at Wonka

Enjoy national candy day – i went out and bought a bag of Brach’s Candy Corn … after halloween it’s like $.10 a bag! Delightful! What is the flavor of Candy Corn?? Anyhow…

Signing off from New York on a SUGAR HIGHHHHH! With the Oompa Loompa song stuck in my head!

M1 for Daily Trailer!

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