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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


ErichoEricho

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

Wow...

I thought that "Trans Fat" was fantastic, but here's a submission that's completely flawless! It only helps that something so long would be so great. I only counted 29 minutes, but whatever. It is not the longest cartoon on the entire website, as it took me 40 minutes to watch "Super Mario Bros Z. Ep 7". This is still fantastic, because there is just so much going on. It's amazing how there are so many characters who all contribute to the story well.

It should be illegal to give this a second place for anything because it's so fantastic. I will probably never be able to understand the true meaning behind it. That doesn't matter, because it brings out a wonderful sense of philosophy and joy in me. Everything moves smoothingly and I especially love the drawings showing what day it is. The color effects are just gorgeous. The voice work and everything else is great, thank you for keeping up my interest for that long a time!


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NexusTheVoidNexusTheVoid

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

Well..

That was surreal.
Quite the interesting tale you've woven here, sir. Congratulations.



Shrouded-in-ShadowsShrouded-in-Shadows

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

Absolutely Amazing.

You have earned much respect. Beyond awesome. ^. ^


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randomdude90randomdude90

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

Brilliant

This is a great animation, well worth the 30 minutes. Sound, music, and the animation is all good. It was well thought out. Great work, keep up the great work. Will there be a sequel?


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murkyqwerasdfmurkyqwerasdf

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

Wow

That's all i can say. So, wow. I'm speechless. Bravo.