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Joking Around


Greg Heffley is the main character in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books. Greg is a middle school student. In his diary, he writes and draws pictures about his struggles to fit in. A live-action movie based on the first book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, came out in 2010. Now an animated version is about to hit screens.

The new Diary of a Wimpy Kid “is going to feel a lot different than the live-action movie,” Kinney told TFK Kid Reporter Lucy Sandor. Parts of the original movie were reimagined. But the latest version “just came to life from the pages of the book,” he says.

Humor inspires Kinney. When he writes, he likes to start with the jokes. “When I think of a joke, it often comes with a picture in my mind,” he says. “Then I write.” Diary of a Wimpy Kid will be available on Disney+ beginning December 3.