Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Disney+ announces new animated film
James R | On 07, Sep 2021
Disney of a Wimpy Kid is returning to our screens this December, but not as we know it.
Disney+ will release a new animated film based on the first book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling series, which has previously been adapted into a trio of live-action films.
The all new Diary of a Wimpy Kid follows Greg Heffley, 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 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.
Directed by Swinton Scott (Futurama) and written and produced by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid features the voices of Brady Noon (The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers), Ethan William Childress (mixed-ish) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Mickey Mouse).
Kinney says: “This film feels like the book come to life, and it’s exciting to see Greg Heffley and his family and friends in their fully-animated glory. It is the Wimpy World in a way no one has seen before. Working on this movie, I feel like we have been sitting on a wonderful secret. I can’t wait to finally share it with the world!”
The film will be released on Disney+ on 3rd December. Here’s a poster: