Funko Pop Style Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka is a fictional character in Roald Dahl’s 1964 children or teens novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, its sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, and the film adaptations of these books that followed.
The book and the film adaptations both vividly depict an odd Wonka, a phoenix-like man arising from his creative and strange genius. He bewilders the other characters with his antics, but Charlie enjoys Wonka’s behaviour. In the 2005 film adaptation, Willy Wonka’s behaviour is viewed more as a sympathetic character flaw
Wonka’s reasons for giving away his factory in the books are revealed to be because he has no living relatives and is getting too old to keep running it. In the 1971 film adaptation, Wonka gives it to Charlie because he couldn’t trust it with an adult who would likely change and ruin the wonder of his life’s work so they could do it “their way”, not his. Wonka tells Charlie he “can’t go on forever”, so he wanted to find an honest child to whom he could entrust his candy making secrets, and properly take care of his beloved factory working friends, the Oompa-Loompas, whom he rescued from a violently dangerous and terrible country called “Loompaland,” where he thought they would surely go extinct.