Disney+ has dropped the official trailer for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, the upcoming animated film adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s second Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel of the same name. It is scheduled to make its debut on December 2.
The video spotlights Greg’s big brother Rodrick, an aspiring rocker who spends his time annoying his little brother. It also highlights the pranks that Rodrick will pull on Greg while also giving us a glimpse of the lessons he’ll teach his brother as they try to find something to bond over.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is directed by Luke Cormican (Teen Titans Go!) from a screenplay written by 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 riotous antics of angst-ridden, disaster-prone middle school student Greg Heffley continue in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, focusing this time around on his complicated relationship with older brother Rodrick,” reads the synopsis. “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 animated film also includes the original song titled, “Can You Smell Us Now,” which hails from Jon Levine and Kinney. It is performed by Jimmy Tatro.