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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 0.5 / 5 stars

That was awful.

I don't know what kind of surrealist nonsense i just sat through, but it was an utter waste of a half hour. Animation wasn't that great, whatever the story was made NO sense and it was just...terrible. 1 star.

KibitzCo responds:

haha, confederate flag doesn't understand surrealism!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

lol friday

Those were 30 quite enjoyable minutes.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


Kinda like a PG collab between Chuck Palahniuk and Don Hertzfeldt.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

oh my god u are AWESOME!!!

i loved every bit of it good job lol i almost cried at the end how sad and how all the mini story had come together at the end, brilliant


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing... wasn't expecting this

Wasn't expecting this, this is a masterpiece, lovely music, nice storyline, good animations you've done it all... it must have taken a lot of time making this?

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