Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Willy Wonka Paper Toy
Posted on Jul 20 2012 at 05:15:59 PM in Artists
This paperp toy is the Willy Wonka, based on the children’s novel / film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The papercraft is created by Toy a Day. Willy Wonka is a major character of Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the film adaptations that followed. The book and the 1971 film adaption both vividly depict an eccentric Wonka – a feature arising from his creative genius. He bewilders the other characters with his antics, but Charlie enjoys Wonka’s behavior. In the 2005 film adaption, Willy Wonka’s behavior is viewed more as a character flaw.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children’s book by British author Roald Dahl. The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1964 and in the United Kingdom by George Allen & Unwin in 1967. The book was adapted into two major motion pictures: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in 1971, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005. The book’s sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, was written by Roald Dahl in 1972. Dahl had also planned to write a third book in the series but never finished it.
The story was originally inspired by Roald Dahl’s experience of chocolate companies during his schooldays. Cadbury would often send test packages to the schoolchildren in exchange for their opinions on the new products. At that time, Cadbury and Rowntree’s were England’s two largest chocolate makers and they each often tried to steal trade secrets by sending spies, posing as employees, into the other’s factory. Because of this, both companies became highly protective of their chocolate making processes. It was a combination of this secrecy and the elaborate, often gigantic, machines in the factory that inspired Dahl to write the story.
The story centers around a boy named Charlie Bucket, who lives in extreme poverty with his extended family, and his adventures inside the chocolate factory of Willy Wonka. Years prior to the beginning of the story, Willy Wonka opened the largest chocolate factory in the world, but spies stole his recipes, so he eventually closed the factory to the public. Then the factory began to run again while still closed to the public with the aid of ‘mystery workers’ and it had been running that way for the past ten years. Then one day Mr. Wonka decided to allow five children to visit the factory. Each child will win a lifetime supply of chocolate after the factory tour. The children have to find one of the five golden tickets hidden inside the wrapping paper of random Wonka bars. The hunt for the tickets turns into a world-wide mania, with each ticket find a media sensation and its finder an instant celebrity. Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, and Charlie Bucket win the tickets and visit the factory.
The factory is full of strange and fantastical rooms, including a chocolate-mixing room that looks like a huge garden, where everything is made of candy and there is a chocolate lake in the middle; a research and development room with dozens of complex machines designing new forms of candy; a nut-sorting room with an army of trained squirrels that sort the good nuts from the bad, and a TV studio-like room with a giant “Wonkavision” camera, which can teleport giant bars of chocolate into people’s homes through their television. The factory is staffed by small, pygmy-like men called Oompa-Loompas, who are the ‘mystery workers’. A pink Viking sugar boat and a special glass elevator take the tour group from room to room; the elevator can go “sideways, longways, slantways, and any other ways you can think of.”
“Accidents” happen while on the guided tour. Augustus falls in the chocolate lake and gets accidentally sucked up and taken away to the room where they make the most delicious kind of strawberry-flavoured chocolate-coated fudge. Violet, ignoring Wonka’s advice, tries some of his three-course-dinner gum in the R&D department and swells up like a blueberry upon reaching the blueberry pie dessert. While in the nut-sorting room Veruca, after a failed attempt to obtain a sorting squirrel by getting her father to buy one, attempts to steal one herself – the squirrels deem her a ‘bad nut’ and throw her down the garbage chute. Mike tries to use the Television Chocolate machine – a machine that sends chocolate bars via television and allows someone to literally take the bar from the screen – and ends up shrunken to about 6 inches high. Charlie, being the only child left and the one Wonka likes the most, wins the prize: he will one day take over the factory from Wonka, Wonka wanting to pass his factory on to someone else but wanting to choose a child so that he won’t have to deal with an adult trying to do things his way rather than learn from Wonka’s experience. Wonka, Charlie and Grandpa Joe board the Great Glass Elevator, which bursts through the roof. As they float in the air, they witness the other four children returning home. The pipe has made Augustus thin as a straw and he is still covered in chocolate, Violet is drained of her blueberry juice but her face is purple, Veruca and her parents are covered with garbage, and Mike was overstretched in the efforts to restore his height and is now ten feet tall and thin as a wire. Though the children got punished in accordance to their vices, Wonka does honor the terms of each Golden Ticket holder: a lifetime supply of Wonka candies, as each child and their parents are driving away in a truck full of Wonka chocolate. Wonka, Charlie and Grandpa Joe then travel in the elevator to Charlie’s house to fetch the rest of his family.
You can download the paper craft here: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Willy Wonka Free Paper Toy Download