Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a classic musical fantasy film released in 1971. Directed by Mel Stuart, the movie is based on the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. The movie follows the story of Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who wins a golden ticket to visit the mysterious chocolate factory owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka. The movie stars Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, Peter Ostrum as Charlie, and Jack Albertson as Grandpa Joe. The movie is a whimsical and magical adventure filled with colorful characters and memorable songs. It follows Charlie and his Grandpa Joe as they explore the factory and meet the Oompa Loompas, the factory's workers. The movie also explores themes of friendship, family, and the power of imagination. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a timeless classic that is sure to delight fans of all ages.