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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


pyrodevinpyrodevin

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 10, 2012

i dont get it



karismaticprikkarismaticprik

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 10, 2011

incredible

That was simply amazing. I really enjoyed the story and how it was presented. The music fit the mood of the animation. I hope you'll put the tracks in its own cd. The only thing I could ask for is if this was remade with a more hand style drawn animation(not saying that what was here was bad).


KibitzCo responds:

The music comes straight from the band June Madrona; I asked to get their music without vocal tracks and they generously agreed. Most of the songs used came from their latest album. That album also has a song called "Would you rather fly or be invisible?" that almost got used for the credit sequence.

Any way, blah blah, their music is great. You can listen to some for free on their website or buy it at the store at bicyclerecords.com. The Moon Diary DVD is also there. If you want to know which album a particular song is from you can pm me.


MasterJuicyMasterJuicy

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 4, 2011

Superb

This is a great piece of work. The animations and story are pretty well done and the style leaves you in awe. This is a beautiful movie but if i were to make one suggestion, due solely to the length, it would be the addition of a few feature such as a menu with scene select feature. Another thing would be the ability to pause it but these are only minor gripes that dont really affect the story so you get a 10. Hope to see more of your works in the future.


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Jacklando96Jacklando96

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

WOW!

i can't stop watching this! is WONDERFUL.


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Tasuki-ChanTasuki-Chan

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 14, 2011

awesome

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