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'Diary of a Wimpy Kid': from stick figures to sweet flick

Published 03/17/2010, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeff Kinney had a clear template when it came time to adapt his wildly successful "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" children's books to the big screen. "I went right to 'A Christmas Story,' says the author, citing the 1983 film based on the stories of radio humorist Jean Shepherd.

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