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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

amazing and emotional

make another emotional movie and longer please

KibitzCo responds:

hahahaha oh god I'm going to kill you :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Lots of it.

Fantastic dream images.

Maybe you should have divided this long story into episodes, or just part 1 and part 2?

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KibitzCo responds:

Yeah... I know... that was even the original plan, to have 7 separate animations that could be more or less combined. In the end, they ended up being of such different lengths, and so dependent on each other, that it didn't make sense not to just put it all together. NEXT TIME. Next time I will storyboard so thoroughly, and I will keep the length reasonable for sure.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

It was good

I kinda like this, it was good to watch and a bit sad but what got me the most was the ending because it didn't make any sense.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


very good

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This was sad and strange and beautiful.