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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


Sometimes an animation comes along that simply blows my mind. This is one of them. So creative, so fresh, just amazing. I especially appreciated the "Be prepared for this." warning. Top notch and well done.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Perhaps the best-spent 30 minutes of my day.

Amazing flash in every respect. Thank you.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is a god damn work of art.

Beautifully made. This was wonderfully creative, and even had an interesting system to how it all went.
I loved the surreal environment, and the ending was completely crazy.

Plus the beginning of the movie making the entire movie come together after you've watched it is really amazing, and you did it very well.

Not to mention the art. It was very adorable.

I mean, I simply loved the wolves. That scene was amazing. Especially how the howl of the moon is actually only thought of as a train whistle, and the teeth scene was both creepy and disturbing, but at the same time the way how it ended up was simply amazing.

I couldn't rate this any higher. I completely loved it.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I feel sad face for the moon, especially at the end, but so worth it to see.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

ok, that what i'm looking for

i love your movie, my words are clumsy so i wont write much here. But i really want you to know that i really moved by the flash. Good work pal :D

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