I had the chance to speak with the cartoonist/creator of the beloved Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise, Jeffy Kinney. We chat all about the new Disney+ film based on the second book – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. Kinney speaks on the film, what Rodrick Rules he abides by, as well as the future of the rock band Löded Diper and so much more!

Check out all that Jeff Kinney has to say below!


Official Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Synopsis

The riotous antics of angst-ridden, disaster-prone middle school student Greg Heffley continue in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules“. This time focusing on his complicated relationship with older brother Rodrick. A spikey-haired high school student, Rodrick is lazy and undisciplined and spends way too much time practicing with his rock band, Löded Diper. While he loves to torment Greg, he ultimately has a deep affection for his younger brother. 

The film is Directed by Luke Cormican (“Teen Titans Go!) and written and produced by Jeff Kinney. It features the voices of Brady Noon (“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”), Ethan William Childress (“mixed-ish”), Edward Asner (“Up”), Chris Diamantopoulos (“Silicon Valley”), Erica Cerra (“Power Rangers”), and Hunter Dillon (“Deadpool 2”).

The film also features the original song, “Can You Smell Us Now,” written and produced by Jon Levine, with lyrics by Jeff Kinney. Jimmy Tatro (Home Economics) performs the song.

The all-new animated movie premiered on December 2, 2022, exclusively on Disney+.