Like many kids his age, 15-year old Brady Noon has grown up in a Wimpy Kid world. At least one Diary of a Wimpy Kid book has been published every year since 2007, including the latest entry in the series, Big Shot, which was released this October. Additionally, four of the books (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, Dog Days and The Long Haul) were adapted into live-action films between 2010 and 2017.
Now Disney Plus is working with author Jeff Kinney to adapt the books into a series of animated films beginning with Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which starts streaming tomorrow and Noon, who starred on the D+ series, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, is now a part of that world, voicing the lead character, Greg Heffley. Arlyn Murphy had a chance to speak with Noon ahead of the film’s release and asked him if he was a fan of the Wimpy Kid books growing up.
I was! Third and Fourth grade were probably around the first time I picked up a Diary of a Wimpy Kid book and I started reading it and I grew up, my young childhood, on the movies and the books, so just to be part of such an amazing franchise is just such a dream come true.
Murphy followed up by asking Noon if one book among the 16 in the series stood out to him as a favorite, to which Noon replied, “Yeah, definitely the first one. Can’t go wrong with the original one is kind of how I look at it.” Given the massive franchise the original 2007 book has spawned, Noon’s not wrong!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid begins streaming on Disney Plus December 3rd.