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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

I don't usually do reviews, but this is an excellent, excellent poetic movie. I loved all the imagery and the simple sweetness it tries to portray. Love it love it loveit.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Very nicely done, I especially liked the clouds.

So engaging, it felt much shorter than 30 minutes.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

this was vary good and meaningful

it almost brings a tear to the eye now every time i look up at the moon and see the face i will think of this and its moving story.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

ok, that what i'm looking for

i love your movie, my words are clumsy so i wont write much here. But i really want you to know that i really moved by the flash. Good work pal :D

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is probably one of the most amazing short films i have ever seen in my life. thank you.