Latest Charlie Bucket Stories

2008-09-10 03:00:14

When I say, "golden ticket," what words pop into your mind? Willy Wonka? Chocolate? Gene Wilder? Johnny Depp? Charlie Bucket? Maybe even Jack Albertson? Or perhaps it's Roald Dahl? Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 motion picture based on the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, written by Dahl. The book, the original movie, and the newer movie, a darker version with Johnny Depp, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, are American icons...

2008-07-08 09:00:42

By Faith Swymer, Sanford Herald, N.C. Jul. 8--SANFORD -- As the Temple Theater gears up for its first of two runs of its summer conservatory program, those wondering if expanding the program by doubling the number of participants has had any effect can look right to one of its lead actors as an example. Kurtis Poole, 10, will perform in his first show at the theater as Charlie Bucket in the first summer conservatory's production of "Willy Wonka Jr." after watching older sister Zayna, 13,...

2005-07-15 18:15:00

A big studio film that really works. A remake that improves on the original. Hollywood is truly in fantasy land with "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Tim Burton's wildly imaginative take on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book. This is the sort of visual feast Burton was born to make. It's a film packed with chaste delights for young children and plenty of sophisticated, cryptic edge to entertain and puzzle their parents. Then there's Johnny Depp. As candy man Willy Wonka, Depp puts...

2005-07-14 23:04:55

LOWVILLE, N.Y. -- Peter Ostrum takes off his hay-scratched cap and gloves, then walks into a classroom at Lowville Academy. "This is the boy," a teacher says, introducing a smiling, 47-year-old mustachioed man. And 120 small fans start cheering. Ostrum is the original Charlie Bucket, the boy star of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Now he's a veterinarian specializing in cattle and horses in New York's dairy country. He's also a husband and a father. Just as Charlie Bucket was...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.