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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


NitrogenousBeingNitrogenousBeing

Rated 5 / 5 stars

lots of good ideas here

That was pretty epic. Overall this seemed inspired and indeed was inspiring. I personally would have tweaked a few of the details to give it a greater "ohh I understand now" feeling at the end. I had motherload flash title screen open in the background (I didn't realize) that was doing occasional drum like noises every once in a while and it fit perfectly into your movie-- added a poetic dramatic feel. I really liked the wolves the birds and the clouds because they were so full of emotion and personality. The whale I thought was funny but I wish he had more of a roll your eyes personality instead of just being a whale.



naliyanaliya

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...



R41ND4YR41ND4Y

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was amazing.

A beautiful animation my friend. Even though the story was a bit obscure and jumpy, it was perfect for something that is a "diary". A long animation means a lot of hard work put into it, and I congratulate you for that because very few can do this sort of a thing. This will definitely be shown around. Keep up the good work.



Shrouded-in-ShadowsShrouded-in-Shadows

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely Amazing.

You have earned much respect. Beyond awesome. ^. ^


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KaderKader

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Thank you for sharing your talents.

This is an intriguing story. I very much enjoyed watching it unfold. Great job.


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