Fanbase Feature: 50th Anniversary Retrospective on ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ (1971)

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.


In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts Bryant Dillon and Phillip Kelly are joined by special guests Desirée Proctor (writer - Fanbase Press' Nuclear Power, Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne), David Accampo (writer - Fanbase Press' The Margins, Lost Angels), and Chris Rubin (owner - Bubbles and Things Soaps) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) in light of the film's 50th anniversary, with topics including the film's sometimes abusive depiction of Willy Wonka, the panelists' opinions on the best Wonka candies in the film, the themes of class structure and conflict, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory abound in this panel discussion!)



Cast members
: Desirée Proctor (writer - Fanbase Press' Nuclear Power, Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne), David Accampo (writer - Fanbase Press' The Margins, Lost Angels), and Chris Rubin (owner - Bubbles and Things Soaps), Phillip Kelly (The Fanbase Weekly Co-Host, The POPSKL Podcast Group), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer - Something Animal, Identity Thief)


This month's sponsor: This episode of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast is sponsored by the Dreamer Comics Podcast, which is now recording on Stereo. The Dreamer Comics Podcast talks about the process of how comics are made. Each week, they interview a different writer, penciler, inker, colorist, editor, letterer, marketer, or you name it - as long as they break down their craft. Check out their live shows on the app Stereo by going to stereo.com/omarspahi.


 






The Fanbase Weekly
Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon


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