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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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great job

The story was amazing and everything is so interesting that when you first start watching in you can't stop.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


once i started watching i got pulled in and could not stop watchng.

very well done!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I don't know what to say about this flash,but i didn't know it was 30 minutes when i started it and i ended up watching the whole thing, so i think that means something. Very interesting, would like to know what all the metaphors and analogies mean in this, if anything at all, mostly what the birds represented, but i suppose as most art pieces are, probably represent whatever you feel they do


Rated 5 / 5 stars


so thats how the man in the moon came to be :D that was beautiful


Rated 5 / 5 stars


good story.......heart breaking :)