What do you get when you take two parts sarcasm, two parts intimate familiarity with all things Apple, two parts sarcasm, one part computer animation and mix them all together? Well, you could get a sort of if-Steve-Jobs-was-played-by-Gene-Wilder kind of thing, or you could get a somewhat comical and somewhat cynical look at how Apple makes its products so appealing. In the case of Charlie and the Apple Factory, you’ll get all that, and then some.
In this video from CollegeHumor, Apple is giving away five Golden Tickets to get a tour of the “Apple Factory” from Steve Jobs. For those who somehow don’t get the reference, it’s a riff off of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was turned into a movie in 2005 by the same name (starring Johnny Depp) and another movie called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in 1971 (starring Gene Wilder).
As with the original story, there’s moral and a lesson in this animated video, and we won’t spoil it by giving it away. We will, however, point out just how many aspects of Apple, its products, and being a fan of Apple or those products the creators nailed.
CollegeHumor has embedding disabled in the YouTube post, so you’ll have to visit the video there to see it.
Screenshot from Charlie and the Apple Factory