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Zoo Hosts Stars of "Wimpy Kid" Films

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 9, 2013) – The Little Rock Zoo is excited to announce that it will host a special meet-n-greet and autograph signing with the stars of the hit films, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” along with the producer of the film series, Brad Simpson, a native of Little Rock, on Saturday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m.

Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron will be joined by Simpson to sign autographs and meet fans at the Zoo as part of the Little Rock Film Festival held May 15-19.  Gordon plays Greg Heffley, protagonist of the films and of the popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series that the films are based on.  Robert Capron plays the role of Rowley Jefferson, Heffley’s best friend.

The “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series is the all-time best-selling juvenile/young-adult series in the U.S. and remains popular with children and adults alike.

There is no additional charge for the “Wimpy Kids” meet-n-greet but regular Zoo admission prices do apply.  Little Rock Film Festival pass holders will receive free Zoo admission for this event and will receive front-of-the-line access.  To purchase LRFF passes or for more information log-on to   Adult admission to the Zoo is $10 and admission for children ages 1-12 is $8.  Children under the age of one are admitted free.  Zoo members are always admitted free.  Log-on to for more information or call (501) 666-2406.

The Little Rock Film Festival is hosting a red carpet screening of the film “Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Rodrick Rules” at The Rep in downtown Little Rock at 10:00 a.m. on the same day where both Gordon and Capron will give personal accounts of their experiences filming the “Wimpy Kids” films and will show never-before-seen behind-the-scenes personal pictures of the filming.  Gordon, Capron and Simpson will also be available to answer questions from audience members after the screening.  Seating for this special screening is very limited and tickets can be purchased in advance online at or for a limited time at the door.  Tickets are $10 per person.    

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