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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


Padrico88Padrico88

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

Fantastic!

Fantastic! I could see this at a Film Festival!



punkbombpunkbomb

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

well that was

the greatest flash iv seen in a long time not only was the story great it was extremly smooth animating I don`t think newgrounds will come across this type of flash for a long time. again awesome job dude!



flameswyflameswy

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

Amazing.

It felt like the best sort of dream works shorts....



Huddy114Huddy114

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

Art

Instead of raving about the impressiveness of this truly unique and magical piece of work full of gorgeous animation, beautiful music, and sound voice acting, I will give you this:
Thank you for this piece of art. This is not simply an animation -- this is true, pivotal, inspiring art.


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DominatrisManifestoDominatrisManifesto

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

Consuming

You have created a beautiful animation with such saturating emotion. The sound and music were crisp. This is worth 30 minutes of any newgrounds viewer.