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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 01256972264
Label: Warner Bros
Label number: 72264
Running time: 54m08s
Shipping date: July 12th, 2005
Original score by Danny Elfman
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1.  Wonka's Welcome Song - Danny Elfman
2.  Augustus Gloop - Danny Elfman
3.  Violet Beuregarde - Danny Elfman
4.  Veruca Salt - Danny Elfman
5.  Mike TeaVee - Danny Elfman
...see complete tracklist
Press Quotes
"Like all the recent big-budget kids movies, this one goes for the epic, and it's crammed with computer-generated visual effects, blaring musical and a half-dozen or so extravagant production numbers featuring forgettable songs performed by an army of CGI-munchkins."
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"This movie is a riot of fiendish invention. The Oompa Loompas' mocking epitaphs for each gruesomely dispatched child are show-stopping production numbers, each in a different musical style: Bollywood/Busby Berkeley, disco, etc. The music is by the impishly brilliant Danny Elfman. His name fits."
David Edelstein,

"I would be remiss not to briefly mention what a great improvement Danny Elfman's score is over the original. While retaining the book's lyrics (which were also used in the '71 version), he writes each child's song in a different pop style -- one is sheer funk, another Beatles-ish '60s pop, another Queen-like. And the non-song parts of the score contribute mightily to the movie's effectiveness."
Andy Klein, Los Angeles Citybeat

"The dialogue is reasonably faithful to the source material, at least in its tone, and Danny Elfman has written a handful of mildly catchy songs using Dahl's original lyrics, which have to do chiefly with the diabolical pleasures of squeezing spoiled fat kids through giant tubes and turning gum-chewing brats into huge, floating blueberries."
Stephanie Zacharek,

"The movie gets the Oompa-Loompas and their eclectic songs right (one choreographed like an Esther Williams routine, another as a Bollywood musical number)."
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

"Casting of a single actor, Deep Roy, to be visually multiplied to portray all the Oompa-Loompas, initially seems audacious but becomes tiresome, even though composer Danny Elfman (who also provides the vocals) works hard to give each tune a strong musical definition."
Todd McCarthy, Variety

"All of the Oompa Loompas are played, with digital replication, by Deep Roy, who looks like the deadpan maitre d' of an Indian restaurant, and they appear in songs of various styles and eras (Esther Williams, psychedelic rock), scored with catchy deviltry by Danny Elfman."
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"Oompa-Loompas sing out their decrees in musical numbers that set Dahl's original lyrics to riffs from Broadway and Hollywood, and psychedelic rock, heavy metal, even Richard Strauss' 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' as heard in 2001.
Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun

Soundtrack Q & A
Q: What is the title, composer, and arranger of the main title song? (from kimberly in humboldt, tn, usa)
A: The title is simply "Main Titles," and all the music on this score is by Danny Elfman. (thanks to Joseph Valencia, Winter Park, FLadd more info

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