Moon Diary

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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! http://bicyclerecords.com/store/


I Liked it

very good story :)

utterly amazing

i agree with everyone else. the mood and emotion convyed was just unbelievable. Awesome job. Keep up the great work.

p.s. I have a new favourite flash animator :D

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this almost made me cry

I haven't cried in over 2 years, so this has some very deep meaning to me. You sure have done a good job, and deserve the best score ever for this reached out to me in some very inexplicable ways, good day.

KibitzCo responds:

People like you make this worth it.


Possibly one of the greatest arts ever made.
It doesn't matter if it looks good, or if it makes sense, it's just chewing gum for our imagination.

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Amazing and refreshing

I can't believe that was half an hour! I was hooked through the whole thing! One of the most original, outside-the-box flashes I've seen in a long time. Very well done, worth every minute!

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4.42 / 5.00

Aug 3, 2011
6:18 PM EDT