- Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams Children's Books, will be publishing a movie tie-in edition of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney to coincide with the release of the Disney+ animated movie.
- The hardcover book will be released on November 23, 2021, and be published in 16 countries across the world.
- The book series, written by Jeff Kinney, follows Greg Heffley who shares stories and drawings about his daily life in middle school in a diary.
About the Film:
- “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.”
- 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).
What They’re Saying:
- Jeff Kinney: "I'm so excited for the Disney+ film to introduce a new generation of kids to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I think it's so fun to see Greg and Rowley in their fully animated glory, and I can't wait for fans to see the Wimpy world in a whole new way!"
- Michael Jacobs, President and CEO of Abrams: "Our release of the original Diary of a Wimpy Kid book with the movie tie-in cover is cause for celebration for fans of the series—both new and old. Almost 15 years ago, the first book launched the Wimpy Kid phenomena and helped make Diary of a Wimpy Kid into one of the bestselling middle-grade series of all time. Tens of millions of kids around the world became readers because of Greg Heffley's adventures, and now, millions more will get to know the books from the Disney+ movie. With Big Shot set to release in October, it's going to be a super Wimpy season!"
Diary of a Wimpy Kid premieres on Disney+ on December 3, 2021.