Whimsical and extremely well-acted. Wilder is a better Wonka than Depp, the set design is breathtaking, and the over-the-top characters all manage to feel real. Plus, "Pure Imagination" is probably my favorite song from a movie of all time.
One of my favorites. It's a creative story that I can watch year after year and still enjoy it. The songs are fun, the special effects are funky, and it's somewhat heartwarming at the end. The characters are classic when it comes to their personalities.