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Aug 3, 2011 | 6:18 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place August 4, 2011

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WARNING: This animation is 30 MINUTES LONG. Be prepared for this.

That said, it is my personal belief that it is worth it.

A lonely, childlike moon keeps a diary of his depression, boredom, and recurring nightmares. His daily realities seem to be based on dream logic: clouds with bovine personalities, teeth with eyes and mailmen who fly in balloons. He writes about his very few friends, an invisible person, a pack of wolves, and a boy who lives in space on a garbage pile, protecting the earth from debris. The moon mopes along his 'horrible as usual' orbit, as the invisible one suffers with his own surreal identity crisis while desperately trying to reach out to the moon. Moon Diary is 7 days through the eyes of this gentle sky rock.

Based on characters and comics by Erin Tanner with animation by Curtis Randolph and Charlie Daugherty; Moon Diary (2010) creates a world with a simple, bright surface on an enigmatic, dark and maze-like core.

If you want "pause" and "chapter select," this animation is also up on YouTube. Just search for "Moon Diary" and scroll past all the Sailor Moon garbage. :)

Music by June Madrona. Check out the bicycle records store to buy June Madrona albums, or the Moon Diary DVD, which includes bonus content! http://bicyclerecords.com /store/

Reviews


RaenBoowRaenBoow

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

Dont read if you havent seen. It's worth seeing ;)

haha the clouds were so cute... especially when filling up on water ^^

Such a wonderfull story with some kind of truth and revelation baked into it. A question thou: Why did the moon eat that bird in the begining xD? I felt that, amongst all the imaginary stuff that I COULDnt quite get (but still enjoyed very much ^^), him eating the bird (+ brutally punching that cloud so it vomited a rainbow D:) made totally no sense O_o I thought the moon was a nice fella :[ The moon was also funny and wtfky when he played with the boat and whale. x)

I like the moon ^^ but do you know what I like best? Brains like YOURS that not only thinks outside the box twice, but keeps the inside of the box with it and makes the outside relate to the insides when it feels like it. :)


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flashdanceflashdance

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

Wow

Very nicely done, I especially liked the clouds.

So engaging, it felt much shorter than 30 minutes.



Sand4uSand4u

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

Just Amazing

Engaging and beautiful, a masterful work of art. Bravo!


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kill101kill101

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

Speechless

This was truly an amazing work of art, it was beautifully done, and masterfully told.


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Jacklando96Jacklando96

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

WOW!

i can't stop watching this! is WONDERFUL.


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