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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


kill101kill101

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

Speechless

This was truly an amazing work of art, it was beautifully done, and masterfully told.


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bbengkolotbbengkolot

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 13, 2011

"T-T best story"

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



Synned-the-Guill-PigSynned-the-Guill-Pig

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

Beautiful

Simply put, this story was beautiful, the characters, the setting, the ending, the story of this cartoon is the most beautiful thing I have seen in years.



OmogisOmogis

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

wow you can...

take a lot out of this if you pay a nuff to watch it'z it it is just such a good pice and how some of the people in this world feel and the myth'z it has in and it make'z it'z own at the same time truely this is one of the most odd cool and wtf movie'z i have seen in all my time in newgrounds i feel like im in lightend even throw i didnt get the whole point in it you made a master pice in ng good work :O



AlondroAlondro

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 13, 2011

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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