The new movie focuses on Greg’s brother Rodrick. | Source: Disney

The new Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules movie is for anyone with a sibling. Sibling relationships may be rough at times, but they’re regularly the people who have your back when you really need it. 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid started as a series of novels written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. They follow the middle-schooler Greg Heffley’s diary as he deals with all the trials and tribulations of family, school, and avoiding the cheese touch. 

The upcoming animated movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is a sequel to last year’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid film. It is based on the second book in Kinney’s series and premieres on Dec. 2, exclusively on Disney+. The film focuses on the often rocky relationship between Greg and his older brother Rodrick. A new clip from Disney shows Greg and Rodrick’s parents heading out for a trip, leaving the two boys to fend for themselves.

Trouble is already brewing as soon as the parents leave. | Source: Disney

Rodrick is a classic annoying older brother character, known for his lazy attitude and the loud music he makes with his rock band, Löded Diper. Greg has to learn to deal with a house that has Rodrick in charge of things, which doesn’t seem like it’ll be easy. The two characters usually don’t get along, but will hopefully be able to find some brotherly love in the film. 

The family-friendly movie also features an original song played by Löded Diper. “Can You Smell Us Now” is written and produced by Jon Levine, with lyrics by Jeff Kinney, and performed by Jimmy Tatro. 

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Catch the new movie on Disney+ starting this Friday, Dec. 2. Until then, kids can enjoy the first animated movie on Disney+, along with the series of live-action Diary of a Wimpy Kid films that came before.

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Bug Hartsock

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