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  • Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hated the 1971 movie version of his book so much that he refused to allow the studio to make a sequel. Roald Dahl felt the movie version of his book was “crummy,” found Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka to be “pretentious” and “bouncy,” and thought the director had “no talent or flair.” His widow (Dahl died in 1990) allowed Warner Bros. to make the 2005 version. She not only loved the movie, but was sure that her late husband would have, too.

     

    Disney’s Mary Poppins might be a cherished childhood memory for a lot of us, but for author P.L. Travers, it was a complete slap in the face. Despite having script approval, Travers' edits were largely disregarded. Travers loathed the movie's animated sequences and was irritated that Mary Poppins’ strict side was downplayed. After some meetings, Travers reluctantly approved.  The 65-year-old Travers spent most of the star-studded movie premiere crying and ultimately refused to let Disney touch the rest of the series.

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