Wednesday, 11 April 2012

An Easter Delivery From Warner Bros

A Chocolatey Film Fix for Easter with Warner Bros.

It was not only the Easter Bunny that visited us this year!  We were delighted to receive a wonderful Easter basket from Warner Bros which was just perfect for the Easter holidays.

Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bugs Bunny, Easter, Warner Bros

Inside the basket was Blu Ray copies of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) alongside a Bugs Bunny's Easter Funnies DVD.  

After the indulgences of Easter, it was nice to experience the calorie-free confectionery fix that comes from watching the Roald Dahl classic in both its guises.  The Gene Wilder original will always hold a place in my heart as one of my all time favourite films.  The story of Charlie Bucket discovering the golden ticket and entering the magical chocolate factory is filled with incredibly catchy songs and heart warming moments, offset by a touch of Dahl's darkness.  It is a timeless movie that holds as much charm for today's children as it did for me as a little girl.  The Oompa Loompas, who provide the moral lessons of the film through the medium of song, are perfectly imagined and portrayed.

The Johnny Depp remake has a very different complexion to its predecessor.  It is truer to the book and darker in nature, and Depp's edgy and damaged portrayal of Wonka is very different to Wilder's showman. The effects and visual splendour of the film do not disappoint and the ending is perfectly crafted in its sweetness.  The two films are very different in their interpretation of the story, but neither disappoint in providing great family entertainment.

Bugs Bunny's Easter Funnies is a 48 minute cartoon romp featuring that other favourite bunny Bugs.  Ever since receiving the Warner Bros Looney Toons boxset, my children have become big fans of retro cartoons.  The DVD stars Bugs, Sylvester, Daffy, Tweety and the gang as they try to cover for the Easter Bunny who is poorly.  Everyone wants in on the action but only one of the Looney Tunes characters can step into the role.  Only Looney Toons can come up with characters called Sir Rosis of the Liver and Sir Loin of Beef!  It's a good fun family film that everyone will enjoy.  We watched it with the grandparents and 2 year old Freddy enjoyed it as much as 79 year old Grandad!

As ever, we were over the moon with our Warner Bros selection of movies.  Perfect entertainment to keep the family happy and entertained together!

1 comment:

  1. What a great Easter surprise. I have watched both versions of Charlie and the
    Chocolate Factory and honestly prefer the original version with Gene Wilder although I have to agree that Johnny Depp has the edge over Gene Wilder when it comes to looks.



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