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Moon Diary

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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/

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Loved this anim when it came out. Wish they'd either upload it somewhere or re-upload with NG's new system hard to watch it in a 360p window :/

great fantasy! every day had something cool and original

the 30minute was worth it , FANTASTIC movie and GREAT story.

Very great movie i just love the story line and it's mysterious ending. You didn't have to pay much attention to the movie to know what was going on but very interesting.

I don't usually do reviews, but this is an excellent, excellent poetic movie. I loved all the imagery and the simple sweetness it tries to portray. Love it love it loveit.

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4.69 / 5.00

Aug 3, 2011
6:18 PM EDT