Ripley's Believe It or Not!

1999, TV Show


Mel Stuart, Director of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Dies at 83

Mel Stuart

Mel Stuart, the award-winning director of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 83.

Stuart died in his Los Angeles home after battling cancer, his daughter said.

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Premiered: 1999, on FOX Family
Rating: TV-Y
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Premise: Explorer Michael Ripley's adventures were chronicled in this animated series based on the popular newspaper feature and live-action television shows. Michael---who had inherited his famous uncle Robert's fortune and his entire museum collection---joined forces with a documentarian and an accident-prone computer wizard to examine various bizarre happenings.


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