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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

Perhaps the best-spent 30 minutes of my day.

Amazing flash in every respect. Thank you.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I don't know what to say about this flash,but i didn't know it was 30 minutes when i started it and i ended up watching the whole thing, so i think that means something. Very interesting, would like to know what all the metaphors and analogies mean in this, if anything at all, mostly what the birds represented, but i suppose as most art pieces are, probably represent whatever you feel they do


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is a book history?


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Not sure I fully understood everything, but that was truly brilliant. Thanks for sharing this with us


Rated 5 / 5 stars

poetic, charming, profound, humoristic, magical, majestic and humble at the same time, this is pure art coming from the mind and the heart. The dialog, the music, the sound effect and the silence are superbly create and mix together giving a wonderful and powerful story. I recommend this video to everyone, each minute are a pure pleasure. Keep the good work and hope you will keep making video, you have a great talent.

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