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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

This was amasingly animated and directed.

I love the way the two storys come together. The moon's sadness and the ghosts sadness were both very well described, and shown, in this film. I loved the animation of the falling ghost scene and the moons death was beautiful as well as tragic. A great film!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm speachless...

Your story was just so. Captivating. I can't really put it into words. it just made me feel good, for some odd reason..


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very great movie i just love the story line and it's mysterious ending. You didn't have to pay much attention to the movie to know what was going on but very interesting.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh I get it!

"The man in the moon"! This was amazingly done! The music and animation went very well together. The story line and creativity of characters were very nice.
Ok although I have to say that when I read your comment that it was thirty minutes long I was a little skeptical at first and the way you explained it it seemed like it was going to be depressing but once I began watching I couldn't stop. This very well put together. This was in fact one of the greatest flashes I've seen in a while! Thank you for this and really great job. (sorry this is so long). Oh and btw don't listen to everyone telling you how you should change this, I'm sure you did it for a good reason cuz its fine how it is.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is one of the most stunning bits of film that ive seen in a while

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