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Moon Diary

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Aug 3, 2011 | 6:18 PM EDT

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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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

simply amazing... although I'll be the first to admit, I had no idea what was going on at the end (I'm assuming going through stages of the moon) but was still able to thoroughly enjoy it all the way


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beauty beyond recognition. This deserves do be wordly viewed. It is ultimately inspiring :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

poetic, charming, profound, humoristic, magical, majestic and humble at the same time, this is pure art coming from the mind and the heart. The dialog, the music, the sound effect and the silence are superbly create and mix together giving a wonderful and powerful story. I recommend this video to everyone, each minute are a pure pleasure. Keep the good work and hope you will keep making video, you have a great talent.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

i... im speech less....
this is BEYOND of what i imagend... i feel like crying at the very ending, the wonderful music...
that music brings back some memories i lost, the show is beutiful, the story was amazing...

i cant put this into words... 5/5 5/5 favorited... :') this is a wondiful tale...


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful work of art

Very rarely does one come across something like this on Newgrounds, or frankly the internet at all. There is no pretext to be funny or random or informative. It is subtle and obvious without trying to be either, simple and complex without pretending to be both. It is just a wonderful expression which each can take their own from. Thank you for this wonderful experience, well done, and please continue your work! It is beautiful.

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