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WILHELM SCREAM: When Greg and Rowley approach the Cranium Shaker.
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A sequel was in the works but cancelled when the protagonists underwent a major growth spurt suddenly.
(Author Cameo) Jeff Kinney: As Mr. Hills
Thought to be the last of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movies although the book series would continue. This was changed after a new cast was assembled for a new movie, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.
This is the first "Wimpy Kid" movie in the series that takes place during summer vacation, meaning, out of the few films made, only the first film and this one take place during the school year. The first film starts with the first day of school and ends with the last day, and 'Rodrick Rules' only takes place during school.
Robert Capron had to wear a wig because he had just gotten done acting as young Curly in The Three Stooges (2012).
As of 2015, there are 9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid novels with a tenth in the works. However, only 3 films were made
As of 2015, there are 10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. However, as the actors were deemed too old to continue the movie series, only three films were made. One more is to be made, though, consisting of an entirely different cast; it will be released May 19, 2017.
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Peyton List and Karan Brar previously starred together in the Disney Channel show Jessie (2011) and Bunk'd (2015)
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Greg Heffley does a couple of things Mr. Bean did. Such as, being scared to go off the high dive, with a younger person next in line. They both go off and lose their trousers. Also, they go through 100 possibilities of a phone number.
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This is the first time that Greg and Holly Hills hold hands.
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This is the only film in the series to not have a poster with Greg casting a shadow of the original book character. However, the original character still shows up on the poster, but only as a head.
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This movie was released on the same day of the year when the first movie came out on DVD: August 3.
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There will be a 4th "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" film called 'The Long Haul,' however, it will have a completely different cast.
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Director Cameo 

David Bowers: As the Lil' Cutie writer's son, seen in the hotel room's television report.

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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

This is the only Wimpy Kid film where Rodrick does not bully Greg
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Due to the film taking place in the summer Greg's school only appears in the beginning
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The city and state where the Heffleys live is unknown.
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