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Charlie Even Sweeter on DVD

Tim Burtons CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, which collected a sweet $407 million overall at the box office, makes its DVD debut on Nov. 8, 2005 (Warner Home Video, $30.97, two-disc deluxe edition, $28.98 single disc). The movie benefits greatly from Alex McDowells imaginative production design and vfx from Moving Picture Co., Framestore CFC, Cinesite (Europe), Digital Domain, Darkside Effects Ltd. and Neal Scanlan Studio.

Deluxe edition bonus features include:

* Five making-of featurettes:

Chocolate Dreams: Learn about Burtons vision for the film and how he adapted the story.

Different Faces, Different Flavors: Meet the actors and learn about the characters they play.

Designer Chocolate: Learn about the films production design.

Under the Wrapper: Go behind the scenes to see how the films effects were created.

Sweet Sounds: Watch the creation of the four Oompa-Loompa songs by composer Danny Elfman.

* Attack of the Squirrels: See how real squirrels were trained to perform in the film and were a combination of live animals, animatronics and CG creations.

* Fantastic Mr. Dahl: Learn about author Roald Dahls life story and famous body of work in this 17-min doc.

* Becoming Oompa-Loompa: See how one actor, Deep Roy, was turned into a multi talented army of Oompas.

* DVD Menu Challenges:

Oompa-Loompa DanceThe Inventing MachineThe Bad NutSearch For the Golden Ticket


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