The cast of Willy Wonka 50 years on: Then and now

It's hard to believe by the beloved movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory turned 50 yesterday!

Released in 1971, director Mel Stuart's adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' captured the hearts and minds of children around the world.

Starring Gene Wilder as the cooky chocolatier, the film would eventually spawn a successful candy brand based on the story.

Take a look at where the original cast is now ...