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Moon Diary

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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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is a realy good movie i realy like it
its supose to be in the first place!!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I cannot say anything that previous viewers haven't already said, it is amazing, thought provoking, epic, and just a masterpiece all-together. It is one animation that I will remember for a long time; I'm glad to have watched. Please, make another as great or even better than this one! Just... Wow....


Rated 5 / 5 stars

"...both sides..."

That was just plain awesome.

You sir have awed me. That had to have taken a long time to make, and every part was perfect and meaningful. A perfect depiction of a dream-scape, filled with meaning and emotion.

Well done.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


that probably took a long time too make

KibitzCo responds:

Nope. Just two years.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing and thought provoking

Something that can't be put into words. But if I had to chose one it would be beautifully brilliant