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/


wow you can...

take a lot out of this if you pay a nuff to watch it'z it it is just such a good pice and how some of the people in this world feel and the myth'z it has in and it make'z it'z own at the same time truely this is one of the most odd cool and wtf movie'z i have seen in all my time in newgrounds i feel like im in lightend even throw i didnt get the whole point in it you made a master pice in ng good work :O


Fantastic! I could see this at a Film Festival!

well that was

the greatest flash iv seen in a long time not only was the story great it was extremly smooth animating I don`t think newgrounds will come across this type of flash for a long time. again awesome job dude!


It felt like the best sort of dream works shorts....


Instead of raving about the impressiveness of this truly unique and magical piece of work full of gorgeous animation, beautiful music, and sound voice acting, I will give you this:
Thank you for this piece of art. This is not simply an animation -- this is true, pivotal, inspiring art.

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4.42 / 5.00

Aug 3, 2011
6:18 PM EDT