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Moon Diary

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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


The story was simply brilliant and the animation was really well done.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is a surreal imagination trip!

There's a sense of a melancholic whimsy here that is quite rare in creative works of any kind. I can't really think of anything to compare it to, because it's quite uniquely themed.

And coming from someone who's never been at a lack before to find a comparable film or story, that's quite an achievement!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is so epic im so glad i clicked on the link lol. i loved the part with the whale and the ship... so not expecting that! It was a bit of a cliche how he was just asleep or knocked out, but the randomness is quite weird until you get near the end and you finally get it. All in all its a awsome vid thanx for making!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Every thing is just...

SO moving! and the cluods are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute <3 the whole idea is really great :) and the storylines connect at the end :) I love animations like that :))))) Great one!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

&quot;T-T best story&quot;

i like the story the 1st to the last i also like the part in Friday that zero gravity were people flying & the family of wolves & i like the doodle's i see in this movie i wish i can score this movie 11