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Augustus Gloop is an extremely greedy child who is obsessed with food and never stops eating. He is the first of five children to win a Golden Ticket.


1971 adaptation

Augustus is portrayed by Michael Bollner in the 1971 film. In this depiction, he hails from the fictional town of Dusselheim, located in the state of Bavaria in West Germany. Despite eating constantly, the 1971 Augustus has decent table manners, is not as obese as he is in the book, and is polite and friendly to Charlie and the other three finalists. When he falls into the chocolate river while drinking from it, Charlie shows empathy and tries to rescue him by using a giant lollipop (that Mike Teavee hands first to Grandpa Joe) for Augustus to hold and be pulled out, but Augustus is pulled beneath the surface and sucked up the extraction pipe leading to the Fudge Room. His endgame is not shown, with only Wonka's insistence to Charlie that all four bad children would remain intact.

Since Bollner could not speak fluent English at the time of the film's production, the 1971 Augustus has fewer lines and less screen time. However, Bollner seemed to learn his lines rather quickly.

2005 adaptation

Augustus is portrayed by Philip Wiegratz and isn't nearly as vocal as the other children. His gluttony is greatly emphasized as he is always consuming chocolate, which is sloppily smeared around his mouth. His diet of just chocolate and meat (his overweight father is a butcher like in the first movie) renders him obese with a lumbering, slow walk, and he discovered the Golden Ticket in his Wonka Bar only after accidentally biting off and nearly swallowing one of the ticket's corners. He was aloof and cruel toward Charlie in the one instance when they interact, as Augustus offered him a Wonka Bar as they are walking towards the entrance to the Chocolate Room and then retracts it, telling Charlie he should have brought one of his own. When told by Wonka to "enjoy" the Chocolate Room, Augustus began to gorge himself on the room's various contents before moving on to the chocolate river, ignoring his mother's subsequent protests and Wonka's warning that the liquid chocolate must not be touched by human hands. Augustus soon lost his balance and fell into the river, and was sucked out by the extraction pipe and whizzed off to the "Boiler Room." He was also heavier in this film. While his physical stature was relatively unchanged after his journey into the Boiler Room, he is partially covered in chocolate, which he eats off himself as he leaves the factory, much to his mother's consternation. It is implied through dialogue that Augustus is now made of chocolate.

His hometown of Düsseldorf is briefly seen resembling a southern German town during winter, with wooden houses and a backdrop of snow-capped Alps mountains. However, the real Düsseldorf is actually the capital city of the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the lower Rhine plains, and is also located near the industrialized metropolis of Ruhr Valley.

In the 2005 film's video game, Wonka says at the beginning of the Wriggle Sweets Room level, "Now that Bavarian bully is backing up the entire candy flow!" which is geographically incorrect, though Wonka may not really care. The town shown in the film was actually Gengenbach, in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg.


In the play "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," Augustus is a combination of the boys in the book and the 2005 movie, with his song from the 1971 film being used. He is very gluttonous and says little. His mother feeds him massive amounts of food to train him for the "Eating Olympics." According to the song "I Eat More" he gorges himself on such large amounts of food that at the end of the day he is too bloated to fit through the dining room door. His home town is mentioned to be Frankfurt, Germany.

Augustus' Endgame

In the novel, after he fell into and was sucked out of the chocolate river, Augustus's body shape is altered dramatically: he became extremely underweight from being squeezed through the pipe.

In the 1971 film, he is not seen again at all after he is sucked into the pipe, as is the case with the other three children.

Augustus the ape

Augustus leaving the factory in the 2005 film

In the 2005 adaptation, he seemed to be mostly covered in chocolate, although its implied part of him might have become chocolate as evidenced by dialogue.              

West End Musical and Broadway Retool

In the West End and Broadway version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Augustus lives in an unnamed town in the German state of Bavaria, and his father remains a butcher. He and Mrs. Gloop are much more cheery and goofy than any of their past incarnations. Augustus found his golden ticket in this version in the same way that he did in the 2005 version- by biting it. Although Augustus isn't really mean to anyone in this version-however he does call Mike Teavee stupid at one point, his gross and greedy nature is what justified his comeuppance. He does such things as burp and fart in public, he smells like meat, and he devours pigs and sometimes dogs (specifically dachshunds). In the song "More of Him to Love," Mrs. Gloop justifies the reason why she spoils Augustus, the main reason being, "There's more of him to love." In both London and Broadway, while in the Chocolate Room, Augustus meets his downfall by drinking out of the chocolate river. Augustus's fate is left ambiguous, in both the London and Broadway version. Although keeping many of the same aspects of his West End Musical Counterpart, Broadway Augustus is actually played by a young adult and his father is implied to be deceased (like Charlie's).

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Charlie Bucket: He offers Charlie if he would like some chocolate in which Charlie obviously agreed to but Augustus says no and greedily munches his Wonka Bar in front of him

Veruca hates Augustus

Veruca angrily glares at Augustus

Veruca Salt: After Willy Wonka brutally roasts Veruca for her name meaning a wart, Augustus pushes Veruca out of his way which causes Veruca to give Augustus the stink eye

Augustus Gloop's team (2005-2006)

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Augustus's team promotion picture

Back in 2005, the official Charlie and the chocolate factory page on Warner brothers site (got removed in 2006 and got replaced by the movies trailer and reviews) had a option called "teams" (along with some games on flash) Each team had a competition that ends in 2006 in which the most followers in each golden ticket winners teams would be the favourited character out of society. Augustu's team design includes Augustus with his red and white stripy shirt along with plain white skin and red hair with red eyes and red lips etc. He also is eating a red wonka bar with his face on it. Augustus had 279,938 followers in his team in late 2006 until the Charlie and the chocolate factory page got taken down. This is what his welcome page says: "Oh thank you for joining Augustus' team! Did you happen to bring some chocolate with you? Spread the delicious name of Gloop! The other teams are tasteless and bland. Enjoy the Scrumptious taste of victory!". Unfortunately, Augustus won last place, Which makes him the least favourited Charlie and the chocolate factory character to society.

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Augustus Gloop · Veruca Salt · Charlie Bucket · Willy Wonka · Grandpa Joe · Grandma Josephine · Grandpa George · Grandma Georgina · Hellen Bucket · Mr. Bucket · Angina Salt · Rupert Salt · Mrs. Gloop · Mr. Gloop · Violet Beauregarde · Scarlett Beauregarde · Sam Beauregarde · Mike Teavee · Norman Teavee · Mrs. Teavee · Reporters · Oompa Loompas

Locations in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

Glass Elevator · Willy Wonka's yacht · Chocolate Room · Marshmallow Room · Factory Gates · Fudge Room · Chocolate River · Storeroom Number 54 · Cream Room · Whip Room · Bean Room · Inventing Room · Gum Machine · Edible Marshmallow Pillows Room · Lickable Wallpaper Room · Hot Ice Creams Room · Cows that give Chocolate Milk Room · Fizzy Lifting Drink · Square Candies that look round Room · Nut Room · Television Room


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