If you couldn’t tell, that title was in the tune of the song (yeah I’m a geek so what?). But the title says it all, how should the Oompa Loompas look in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? That seems to be the problem over at Pinewood Studios, should the little musical fellows be real midgets or CGI? Read on for the dilemma.
A scooper named Stuart emailed AICN the following, “On a recent visit to Pinewood Studios I happened across the pre-production for the forthcoming Charlie & The Chocolate Factory movie. I found it quite amusing to see conceptual drawings for the Oompa Loompas. Speaking to one of the artists in the bar it seems as though they’re stuck between casting midgets in the roles or utilising gollum-like CGI characters. They looked so sweet!
Dunno why I’m telling you this really, just that no-one else i’ve told seems to care & I thought you might appreciate the logistics involved in having that many CGI characters interacting with actors & each other.”