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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


EyolaEyola

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 18, 2011

Absolutely Brilliant!

The story, plot, art...everything really, was incredible! My sister especially liked the short-film :) At first, you don't really get what is going on, but as the story goes on, you learn about the moon character and you grow a love for him...and at the end, everything comes together to create something sad, but in a way...truly magical...


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xXmykittyXxxXmykittyXx

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 15, 2011

my favourite <3

the story was sad in the end...i think it was worth seeing
and this may sound cheesy but in the end of the flash i looked outside to see the moon (sadly it wasnt there :( )


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KibitzCo responds:

Better luck next time. :)

After working on this animation for 2 years, I can't unsee it.


oobooglunkoobooglunk

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 15, 2011

Incredible!

The ending was so sad! Your movie is one of the most dramatic movies I've ever seen!


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DWProductionsDWProductions

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 15, 2011

The most amazingest thing I have EVER watched!

At the start I didn't know that the movie was 30 minutes long, but I watched through it all. At the start I didn't understand anything, the stick figure and a walking moon but by the end everything fell together and it was amazing! I can't usually watch very long videos on NG because they usually lack in interest for me, but this video was different, once I started watching I couldn't stop! I'm not sure what it meant by the birds in the moon... I thought when I saw him turning all red and falling apart that maybe he was going super nova, but yea I'm not to sure. And I love how that poor ghost fuses with his shadow and goes with the moon, which makes it how it is always changing how "big" the moon is. Overall one of THE BEST movies I have ever watched.


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KibitzCo responds:

Wow! Thank you!


maemaemaemaemaemae

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 15, 2011

That was beutiful.

I loved the black & white art style. The animation was pretty smooth too, except for the small parts with the invisible man, but I know how hard it is to animate - especially with that character. I also really enjoyed the story - it was really interesting & the ending tied in well. Good job! c:


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