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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


QwertyCatQwertyCat

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

Abstraction.

Possibly one of the greatest arts ever made.
It doesn't matter if it looks good, or if it makes sense, it's just chewing gum for our imagination.


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loko-hasta-la-muerteloko-hasta-la-muerte

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

i love it

great history, great animation, great music.
awesome work!!!!


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ElapichoElapicho

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

Interesting, Abstract, Beautiful.

I find this animation a really, really interesting movie. I love the concept of this whole animation, but i am certainly confused, and somehow dissapointed, because i was expecting to see something that tied the whole animation over in just one rational thing, i mean, there was no relation between one day and the other, like he killed the little human and said "I will never regret this" and at the next day he is all like it didn't happened. But still, i liked many things as well. i loved the detal that you put in every scene, i also love the faces, they matched perfectly to the kind of voice you gave to the characters. I liked the narration type of things. liked that it was divided by days. liked the whole atmospheric kind of feel. The Ambient sounds were great. Besides being 30 minutes long, it didn't took forever to load. I believe this could really be a masterpiece, you just need to make everything make sense, take most of what is abstract and convert it into a logical thing. Tweek it a little bit.

I got interrupted the first time i was watching the animation, and missed part of it... so i had to watch it over again until i got to the part where i left the last time, you should add a pause button, or a scene selection, that would let us go to the part where we left, this because its really a long animation.

Thats all, my friend. Congratulations!.


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R41ND4YR41ND4Y

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

That was amazing.

A beautiful animation my friend. Even though the story was a bit obscure and jumpy, it was perfect for something that is a "diary". A long animation means a lot of hard work put into it, and I congratulate you for that because very few can do this sort of a thing. This will definitely be shown around. Keep up the good work.



SPAZtankSPAZtank

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 7, 2011

very...sureal

just one I thing I don't get, whats with the birds that flew out of the moon, and how did that kill him?