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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

Beautiful storytelling and animation

Best part was the moon playing pretend with the whale and the boat.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is, wow

its really moving, oddly chilling, great animation, amazing length and obvious effort put into it, and great audio too, (apart from a rather annoying voice :P )

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

such a lovely little movie this is

how this got the daily second place i don't know because this deserves first place probably more than the other animation. there wasn't a thing that I didn't like about it. it was long, it had a very good story, the music was good and matched up perfectly with the theme. the art and animation was beautiful and despite the dream like atmosphere the movie still felt like it had direction. i feel you've captured what many artists on newgrounds attempt to protray but fail. to simplify it people try to put to much trippy in their animation but you put just the right amount in. well worth the hour i spent watching it. hoping for more but i'm uncertain since this was made in 2010.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Just wow. I loved every second of this story. It was really touching, and... I can't think of any other words to describe it. I loved watching this, and you were right, this really was worth the 30 minutes.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Thanks. that's the only word in my mind... thanks you people.