Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Trailer Abandons Live Action for Animation

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie returns back to the screen, but not in the same format as its past three predecessors.

Disney+ released a new trailer for its streaming service that takes the adventures of Greg Heffley in its animation form that’s similar to the book series rather than its two live-action films that starred Zachary Gordon more than 10 years ago.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The first book in Jeff Kinney’s worldwide bestselling series comes to Disney+ in the all-new animated adventure Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just had 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 fill in the pages of this journal, Greg learns to appreciate true friends and the satisfaction that comes from standing up for what is right.

The voice cast includes Brady Noon (The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers) as Greg Heffley, Ethan William Childress (mixed-ish) as Rowley Jefferson, and Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) as Frank Heffley. Swinton Scott (Futurama) directed the movie from the story written by Jeff Kinney.

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The live-action films of 2010’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid and its sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days were entertaining. The last film in 2017 with  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul with Jason Drucker was a bust. However, there was a sense of a feeling that the stories would’ve worked better as an animated feature film. Although this is the right move, it was a surprise that the movie opted to go to Disney+ rather than the theaters like the live-action films. Despite the pandemic, there seems to be a need for family films in movie theaters right now.

Nonetheless, catch the animated Diary of a Wimpy Kid on Disney+ on December 3.

Check out the trailer below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: Disney+

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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