Willy Wonka's Mike Teavee was on Jeopardy! and didn't mention his chocolate adventure

Jeopardy! fans are well-versed in what makes for a good anecdote during the contestant introductions, since we’ve all suffered through too many boring stories about how someone’s spouse proposed in a weird way or how they’re a teacher and they like to play Jeopardy! with the kids in their class, but one contestant on…

A candy-starved world demands a new Willy Wonka from Paddington's Paul King

It has been almost 13 long years since Tim Burton’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory needlessly updated a beloved kids movie, and Warner Bros. has apparently decided that it’s now time for yet another update to the classic tale of a boy who gets rewarded for really liking candy—but not liking it so much that it’s…

Tom & Jerry to leave cinematic mouse turds all over Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

As far as beloved children’s movies go, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is basically bulletproof. Not even Johnny Depp, or his assortment of interesting hats, could taint the talents of Gene Wilder, or the visual dazzle of Harper Goff’s legendary set designs, for long. But, then, Depp and Tim Burton didn’t have…

Michael Bolton shows up in Honest Trailer for Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

The original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory from 1971 is the latest sacred cow to get the Honest Trailers treatment from Screen Junkies. This edition, however, comes with a twist in the form of Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bolton, whose comedic reinvention continues as he belts out revised versions of the…

New Willy Wonka movie may explore how the candy boy became the candy man

Origin stories are always a slam dunk with audiences. Seriously, go through IMDb and just try to find one example of a prequel detailing how a famous movie character came to be that isn’t considered an instant classic. Don’t bother trying. You can’t do it! That’s why it’s great news that Warner Bros.’ upcoming Willy…

Nightmare fuel: 21 horrifying moments from children’s entertainment

You may remember moments like these from your own childhood, or you may have already inadvertently passed some on to the next generation. You settle in on a rainy Saturday for an afternoon of classic, conceivably benign children’s entertainment. Suddenly you are struck by an unexpected moment that startles you so…

Classic Primus lineup reuniting for Willy Wonka tribute album, tour, chocolate

Les Claypool, Larry ”Ler” LaLonde, and Tim “Herb” Alexander haven’t released an album together as Primus since 1995’s gold-certified Tales From The Punchbowl. But they reunited—along with cellist Sam Bass and percussionist Mike Dillon—last year for a special performance that saw them covering the entire soundtrack of…

Slimer’s back! In juice form: 7 pop-culture tie-ins that outlived their inspirations

1. Hi-C Ecto Cooler
Like an over-reliance on digital effects and “special edition” re-cuts of decades-old films, the pop culture world can also sarcastically thank George Lucas for the proliferation of tie-in merchandise. Not that this type of thing was invented for Star Wars—that film and its sequels just set a new…