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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an upcoming computer-animated comedy film. It is based upon the book series of the same name written by author Jeff Kinney, and will be a re-adaptation of the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid webcomic, which were previously adapted as a live-action film.

It will premiere as a Disney+ original on December 3, 2021.

Synopsis

Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just has to survive middle school first. To make matters worse, Greg’s lovable best friend, Rowley seems to coast through life and succeed at everything without even trying! As details of his hilarious – and often disastrous – attempts to fit in fill the pages of his journal, Greg learns to appreciate true friends and the satisfaction that comes from standing up for what is right.

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Production

The film was first unveiled via Disney's 2020 Investor Day, revealing the film to be fully CGI animated and showing off test animation that reveals the art style.

A teaser poster was shown on Disney's social media accounts on September 2, 2021[1] alongside information that confirmed that Swinton Scott would direct the movie, Jeff Kinney would produce and write the movie, and that it would adapt the first book similarly to the live-action film released in 2010. Some of the voice cast was also confirmed - Brady Noon, Ethan William Childress, and Chris Diamantopoulos.

A special edition cover of the first book featuring the CG version of Greg will release on November 23 to promote the movie. In addition, the announcement picture also reveals another look at the movie's style, showing Rowley's CG design for the first time.[2]

On October 19, 2021, the film's first official trailer was released to the public, in-which it had been delayed a day prior.

On October 23, 2021, Jeff Kinney confirmed that sequels are already planned.[3]

On November 12, 2021, an animated adaptation of Rodrick Rules was announced by Jeff Kinney as part of Disney+ Day, alongside the final poster for the film.

Trivia

  • This is the first 20th Century Studios film to be branded as a Disney film.
    • This was not originally going to be the case however, as seen from the movies' logo during the 2020 Disney Investor Day reveal, however when the films' poster was revealed, the logo was updated to include the Disney brand.
    • Likewise, it is the second Disney+ original film to be produced by 20th Century Studios after Home Sweet Home Alone, following Disney's completed acquisition with 20th Century Fox back in 2019.
      • Thus, it is also first 20th Century Animation film to be made as a Disney+ original film.
      • If counted Star Originals, it is the third Disney+ original film produced by 20th Century Studios, after Vacation Friends (under Star Hub) and Home Sweet Home Alone.
    • It is also the third overall production outside of the Disney label, or previously based on such, to be branded as Disney; after The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Turner & Hooch reboot.
    • Thus, it is also the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid film to be released after the Disney purchase.
    • It is also the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid film to be fully animated.

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Diary of a Wimpy KidDiary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (special Disney+ cover edition)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (soundtrack)Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (soundtrack)
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Greg HeffleyRodrick HeffleyManny HeffleyFrank HeffleySusan HeffleyRowley JeffersonFregleyPete Hosey


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