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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

lots of good ideas here

That was pretty epic. Overall this seemed inspired and indeed was inspiring. I personally would have tweaked a few of the details to give it a greater "ohh I understand now" feeling at the end. I had motherload flash title screen open in the background (I didn't realize) that was doing occasional drum like noises every once in a while and it fit perfectly into your movie-- added a poetic dramatic feel. I really liked the wolves the birds and the clouds because they were so full of emotion and personality. The whale I thought was funny but I wish he had more of a roll your eyes personality instead of just being a whale.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I loved it!
It was so beautiful & deep.
& So original. Who wouldve ever thought to make a movie about the man in the moon? Bravo very well done ^.^ you should be proud of what you did there.
My favorite scene was with the wolves. The moon is their protector & God.
"I wish I could be one of them."

KibitzCo responds:

God, yeah, the wolf scene always gets me. Several of them are based off of the dogs I used to have growing up, and the whining and fighting noises actually came from one of them. At this point they are all deceased, but I like think I helped carve a little place where they can stay safe.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I Liked it

very good story :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

i like the story

i dont know if this is right but i think the story is the phases of the moon.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


allot of this was hard to follow and confusing, if you clean up the story some it would be much nicer to watch, as it is its way too confusing.