Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 4 weeks ago

Why are the oompa loompas orange in the 1971 film?

But they are normal colored in the 2005 film with Johnny Depp.

3 Answers

  • Imp
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    To look exotic or imply the fair folk imagine seeing carrot colored people with green hair in real life!

  • Jill
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Artistic license. In the book, the Oompa-Loompas are knee-high hippies. They have rosy-white skin and golden-brown hair. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    While the first color films came out in the late 30s, most films were still black and white through the 60s. The early 70s was when color film really took off and became the standard for film-making. Willy Wonka was towards the very beginning of that, and using extremely bright and vivid colors, like orange, was a way of calling attention to it, a way of wowing the audience and get them to sit up and take notice that it wasn't in black and white, much like how The Wizard of Oz called attention to it back in 1939 when it segued from black and white to color as Dorothy opened the door and the audience gets its first glimpse of Oz with its bright yellow road, emerald green trees, and kaleidoscope of Munchkins. 

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