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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


That was surreal.
Quite the interesting tale you've woven here, sir. Congratulations.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Just Amazing

Engaging and beautiful, a masterful work of art. Bravo!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely Brilliant!

The story, plot, art...everything really, was incredible! My sister especially liked the short-film :) At first, you don't really get what is going on, but as the story goes on, you learn about the moon character and you grow a love for him...and at the end, everything comes together to create something sad, but in a way...truly magical...

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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

lol friday

Those were 30 quite enjoyable minutes.

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