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New Animated Adaptation of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID to Stream on Disney+ in December

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New Animated Adaptation of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID to Stream on Disney+ in December

By Movieguide® Staff

Disney announced an animated reboot of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, originally based on Jeff Kinney’s young-adult book series.

The new animated movie, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, will arrive on Disney+ in December.

Disney announced the Dec. 3 release date alongside a poster that has the tagline: “New school. Old cheese.”

“Greg Heffley is an ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous. The problem is that he has to survive middle school first,” the IMDb description reads.

“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,” another description reads.

Kinney will produce alongside director Swinton Scott.

“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!” Kinney said.

Previously, 20th Century Fox previously adapted Kinney’s books into four live-action movies.

A portion of Movieguide®’s review of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS, reads:

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS is the third movie in a series. In this one, young Greg Heffley has just completed seventh grade. He wants to spend summer vacation playing video games. Of course, his father and mother want him to do outdoor activities. Greg seems to find the perfect solution when his friend invites him to his family’s country club. The country club also happens to be where Greg can spend time with the girl he likes. A regrettable lie gets Greg into trouble with his father, however. Can Greg find a way to make it up to him?

DOG DAYS is very funny. The actors do a good job of making their characters seem real without losing any of the goofy humor. However, the story is somewhat episodic. It’s more like a series of events around a couple major themes rather than one cohesive plot. DOG DAYS teaches confession is good for the soul and honesty is the best policy. Some scatological humor and the bad behavior require caution for younger children.

Movieguide® has yet to review the new feature coming to Disney+ and cannot advise on the movie’s content.