Latest The Willy Wonka Candy Company Stories

2014-05-15 20:23:07

CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WMS Gaming Inc., a Scientific Games company, announced today that a player hit a big jackpot on a WMS wide-area progressive game at the Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi on May 6, 2014. For Stephen Schick of Deltona, Florida, his golden ticket came in the form of a $911,230.73 jackpot win on a WMS WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY(TM) slot machine. Mr. Schick, a sheet-metal fabricator, makes the trip to Biloxi each year to visit...

2011-07-12 05:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The WONKA chocolate factory, known for producing the world's most incomparably imaginative chocolate today launches the WONKA Imagination Room, a fully immersive and interactive video experience never before seen on YouTube in the U.S. The WONKA Imagination Room video is the first 360-degree branded video ever to appear in the U.S. market on YouTube, and is the first time a U.S. marketing campaign of this online nature has ever been featured...

2011-06-29 05:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From candy factory to Fantasy Factory, WONKA® today announced its partnership with Rob Dyrdek, star of MTV hit series "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," celebrity host of the highly-anticipated new MTV reality video series "Ridiculousness," and founder of Street League Skateboarding on the ESPN family of networks. The professional skateboarder and television personality, best known for his innovation and creative influence in...

2011-05-31 05:00:00

SEATTLE, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the celebrated words of Gilda Radner, "It's always something." In this case, it's something positive and hopeful which isn't always easy when you are talking about cancer. But this is the everyday mission of the Seattle chapter of Gilda's Club. Gilda's Club is named for the beloved comedienne whose husband Gene Wilder, star of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, founded a free cancer support organization in her name after she died of ovarian...

2010-05-11 13:53:00

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- OgilvyOne, the digital and direct marketing agency of Ogilvy & Mather, has been named by Nestle Confections & Snacks as its digital and CRM agency of record for the WONKA® brand. Ogilvy will build on WONKA's existing digital consumer platforms and expand into new multiplatform channels. It will work across the WONKA brand portfolio, which includes such brand names as Sweet TARTS®, Spree®,...

2009-10-02 20:03:10

British theater and movie director Sam Mendes is producing a stage musical adaptation of the children's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Mendes helmed the films American Beauty, Revolutionary Road and Away We Go, as well as the 1998 stage production of Cabaret. Playwright David Greig is penning the Charlie script based on Roald Dahl's fantasy novel, while Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are composing the score, the BBC said. The book was adapted for the big screen as 1971's Willy Wonka...

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