Disney+ adapts Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Originally planned as a TV series, an animated film based on the bestselling books by Jeff Kinney will start streaming on December 3.
September 2, 2021

Disney+ is prepping an animated film based on the popular book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid to premiere on December 3.

The IP will be adapted for the big screen by author Jeff Kinney (who also serves as a producer) and directed by Swinton Scott (Futurama), based on the first book in Kinney’s bestselling book series, which centers on the misadventures of a scrawny youngster with an overactive imagination as he tries to survive middle school. No additional details about the film were available at press time.

The first title in the nine-book series was released in 2007, and they’ve collectively sold more than 250 million copies worldwide since.

After acquiring Diary of a Wimpy Kid along with several other IPs from Fox, Disney initially announced plans in 2019 to adapt it for television. At the time, the company said it intended to do the same with Home Alone, Cheaper by the Dozen and Night at the Museum for Disney+. But it was announced last month that Home Alone would instead be adapted as a movie called Home Sweet Home Alone. And Night at the Museum is also reportedly getting a new feature film treatment.

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