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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

Dont read if you havent seen. It's worth seeing ;)

haha the clouds were so cute... especially when filling up on water ^^

Such a wonderfull story with some kind of truth and revelation baked into it. A question thou: Why did the moon eat that bird in the begining xD? I felt that, amongst all the imaginary stuff that I COULDnt quite get (but still enjoyed very much ^^), him eating the bird (+ brutally punching that cloud so it vomited a rainbow D:) made totally no sense O_o I thought the moon was a nice fella :[ The moon was also funny and wtfky when he played with the boat and whale. x)

I like the moon ^^ but do you know what I like best? Brains like YOURS that not only thinks outside the box twice, but keeps the inside of the box with it and makes the outside relate to the insides when it feels like it. :)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Most amazing animation i've seen on NG

This is just incredible. I would expect this from a television channel, it's that high in quality. Just wonderful. The style of animation and the characters are just brilliant. I found the story captivating and intriguing. Thank you for this. :)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


My favorite part was the wolves. They are the sweetest things and I love how cutely you animated them.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


The ending was so sad! Your movie is one of the most dramatic movies I've ever seen!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


i bet you poured your heart into this, i literally lol when he punched that cloud.