Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:AICN recently unearthed a few quotes from master composer Danny Elfman about his involvement in Tim Burton's remake of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which stars Johnny Depp...

Sometimes, you pick up news in the oddest places. I was watching the magnificent new FORBIDDEN ZONE DVD the other day, and in the extras, there’s a big batch of interviews with the principals in the film conducted by Richard Elfman himself. One of the most interesting ibts of that interview is when he ends up talking to Danny Elfman. They talk a bit about their days in The Mystic Knights Of Oingo Boingo, and then Richard asks Danny about playing the Devil in FORBIDDEN ZONE. And then he compliments him on his work as Jack in THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, which leads Richard to ask, “Is there any chance you’ll ever sing in a movie again or perform a part like that again?”

And, perfectly casual, like it’s already common knowledge, Danny says, “Yeah, actually. I’m singing all of the Ooompa Loompa songs in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. I’ll be doing the voices of the Oompa Loompas.”

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Brian B.