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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 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.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars


Almost every review so far was good. The people on this site tend to give things they don't understand good reviews simply because they don't get it. I find that a lot of things, in general, that don't seem to have any meaning, often don't. Finding meaning for nonsense things doesn't pique my interest. The animation seemed pretty good to me but the voice is boring and there is no sense to it.

KibitzCo responds:

I think life would be kind of boring if it were all easy to understand... :/


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars


it was really creative and u had cool ideas... but it was boring becuz it was slow.. i enjoyed it but i have to be honest when i say i got bored


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

That was awful.

I don't know what kind of surrealist nonsense i just sat through, but it was an utter waste of a half hour. Animation wasn't that great, whatever the story was made NO sense and it was just...terrible. 1 star.

KibitzCo responds:

haha, confederate flag doesn't understand surrealism!