Willy Wonka Movie Facts, Easter Eggs and hidden details

8 of the most interesting Willy Wonka easter eggs you didn't know about. Handpicked and verified, these little-known hidden details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Willy Wonka movie message.

Willy Wonka poster
Willy Wonka poster
Willy Wonka Plot

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Genre Family, Fantasy, Musical
Director Mel Stuart
Stars Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear
IMDB score 7.8

Willy Wonka Movie Trivia

1 - The actor who plays Grandpa Joe has a so called 'coke nail' on both his pinky fingers.

The actor who plays Grandpa Joe has a so called 'coke nail' on both his pinky fingers.

Towards the end of 'The Candy Man Can' in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) the candy store owner hits one of the girls in the mouth as he opens the counter

The teacher Mr. Turkentine asks for Charlie's help with an experiment to create the "finest wart remover in the world". The ingredients make nitroglycerin.

Willy Wonka movie hidden details

Slugworth is talking over the left shoulder of all the golden ticket winners, except Charlie. The left is associated with the devil and dishonesty, showing these kids didn't have a chance. Only Charlie is given a choice.

When reading the contract to Charlie and Grandpa Joe, Willy Wonka has to say "etc. etc." in the middle of each sentence because he only has the left half of the contract

Everyone's reactions of the chocolate room were genuine. Gene Wilder suggested to the producers that maybe if the cast didn't see the room until the actual filming of the scene, there reactions would be totally normal. And, he was right.

One of the chid extras isn't paying attention during the Candyman song and almost takes a plank to the chin.

The "Wonkatania" boat has just enough seats for the 8 remaining guests, yet another proof that everything was planned by Wonka beforehand