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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! http://bicyclerecords.com/store/

Reviews


JurpoJurpo

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 6, 2012

Truly inspiring

I wasn't expecting Moon Diary to be as long as it was. The truth is, flash movies are made by one or two persons generally, 30 minute flashes are regarded as needlessly prolonged pieces because of audience interest fading and workload being too great. So, I was not ready for the movie so to say. I think it doesn't matter because I really didn't notice time passing.

Moon Diary is delightfully imaginative, child-like but there's also a pinch of darker, adult humor. Or can anyone say a water-drinking cloud isn't delightfully imaginative and darkly humorous when you see it puke a rainbow?

Story does not end here. Moon Diary has a lot to give, it is like Hayao Miyazaki made a flash movie. Inspiring, it definitely is. Throughout this whole thiry minutes I was absorbing the scenes, backgrounds, characters - how much work there was put I cannot comprehend. Everything that inspires writing a story is a good thing.

To sum it all up: Moon Diary is something that will not fail to bring a smile in to your face. Beautiful work of art. Thank you.


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RaGnArOkIRaGnArOkI

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 28, 2012

This was..

Truly Amazing



fetch300fetch300

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 21, 2011

It was the boy all along!

I am very impressed with your work. The foreshadowing, the voice acting, the plot, the smooth animation, and the music worked coherently to create a visual masterpiece. I only wish that you had made the plot a little more clear. I give you 5/5 and 9/10! Good job and keep up the good work!


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streetlightmanifeststreetlightmanifest

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 28, 2011

Very Moving

I thought it was a very nice submission and one of the best I have ever seen. I do not fully understand it, but i think that is why i like it so much.


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retlaw782retlaw782

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 25, 2011

u are awesome :)

super touched......nice finish....great music.....salute to u sir


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