Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: December 11, 2009


It's Friday again, and time for another edition of our news blog. We hope you are all doing well and keeping warm and healthy!

This week we're happy to announce some Flipnotes specially created to celebrate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks on Flipnote Central. You can view these new Flipnotes on on both your Nintendo DSi and on the Flipnote Hatena website for all regions.

We will be adding additional The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Flipnotes every Friday until New Years Day, January 1, 2010. These new Flipnotes were created by Aardman, the studio that brought you Wallace and Gromit, and Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

In this week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena news blog, we're going to show you some of our favorite Flipnotes based on last weeks topic "Holiday Wishlist", and introduce our new topic for this week which is "Winter Wonderland"

If you post Flipnotes about the weekly topic, we might feature yours here on the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog next week -- post your Flipnotes and join in the fun!

Lastly, scroll to the bottom of this blog entry to see Weekly Frog Sightings where we feature original frog photos from users like you. Post your original frog photos to Hatena Haiku (post to the keyword "Frog Sightings") and we might feature it here next week.

Read the Flipnote Hatena News blog in your language

Thanks to the help of Dr. Zoom and MdM you can also read a translation of this blog in German or Italian. Please be sure to check out the translations of the blog and give them some stars for all of their hard work.

Here is a list of the URL's that you can use to read the different language versions of this news blog:

If you are interested in helping us translate the blog to French or Spanish please get in touch with us. Please note that this is a volunteer position, but your work will be very much appreciated by all of us at Hatena and the Flipnote Hatena community.

Also, please let us know any feedback you might have about our blog by posting your comments in the box at the bottom of this blog entry.

Dr. Zoom is taking a few weeks off from translating the blog into German.

The best of last week's topic: "Holiday Wishlist"

As of today, there were 2,490 Flipnotes posted by users from around the world for last week's topic. We've selected some of the best of those Flipnotes from the past week which we hope you'll enjoy.

You can see all of the Flipnotes posted by users for last week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):


You can also see the Flipnotes for last week's topic posted from your own region by entering the command via "Command Search" from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

"Holiday Wishlist" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region:

★ One of the fun things about the holidays is receiving gifts. However, sometimes the gifts you receive are unexpected! In this Flipnote by Dark Link (id:Darklink) you'll be surprised at what comes hopping out of the gift box!

★ One of the most dangerous human emotions is greed. History has shown that too much greed can get you into trouble. When Junior wishes for too much this holiday season, Santa gets upset. This Flipnote by SuperCesco (id:SuperCesco) reminds you you keep your wishes simple.

★ Here is a short animation by ∴•NINI•∴ (id:Schnurpel) that is sure to make you laugh. The character in this Flipnote opens their present and gets much more than they wished for. Be sure to play this back in loop mode for the best effect.

★ Remember that the holidays are not just a time to receive presents -- it is also important to give something to others. Sonicwolf (id:sonicwolf) wishes that his/her fans get 100 stars each on Xmas. How nice!

MdM (id:MdMbunny) made a wonderful wish for the holidays. He wishes happy holidays to all the people in the world who can't afford one. Remember to think about the people in the world who are having difficulties this year, and send your love and wishes to them.

"Holiday Wishlist" Flipnotes from the Americas region:

★ We really liked this Flipnote by Riley (id:Samels) with smooth animation and lots of attention to detail. The Flipnote starts with a Christmas tree, and transforms into a holiday wish-list. The idea of selecting and dragging the parts of the Nintendo DSi was very clever too!

★ It is nice to wake up in the morning to snow. It is even better when you are a student, because it sometimes means that school will be canceled! We liked the idea by lawlz! egl (id:whooohoooyea) to use a photograph taken with the Nintendo DSi Camera for the outside world. What do you do when school is canceled -- make Flipnotes all day?

★ This Flipnote by gizmo (id:kingboo7) has a storyline that made us laugh, and we hope it will make you laugh too. The animation style, and the use of sounds in this Flipnote was also very well done. Remember to be careful what you wish for this holiday season -- it might come true!

★ We liked the cute "Norwegian Climbing Dog" song and animation by RG♪ (id:RGLOVE). The song is very catchy and it will leave you wanting a Norwegian Climbing dog too. The goat was cute too.

★ One thing that people wish during the holidays is love. If you should meet someone when passing under Mistletoe, you may get a kiss. Frogs need love too, and sometimes they will even turn into princesif you kiss them! Check out this cute Flipnote by Paul (id:QuickDraw) about Frogs during the holidays.

"Holiday Wishlist" Flipnotes from Japan:

★ The young girl in this Flipnote by Mumu (^W^#) (id:ANIYOKO) thinks to herself:

"What should I get for a Christmas present?"

"A stuffed animal?"



"A Nintendo DSi?!"

"Yes, a Nintendo DSi!"

★ This beautifully drawn Flipnote by suirei (id:mikisama0421) got our attention. A character takes a stroll on a cold evening and encounters a Christmas tree. The flickering lights bring warmth and peace to the character when it's dark and cold outside.

★ After you have made a wish for a present, it is sometimes delivered to you while you sleep. We liked the sound and animation is this short animation by Liras. Remember to be good this holiday season, and your wish might come true!

★ This Flipnote had very nice illustrations that caught our eye. A young witch appears in this Flipnote by Chaima (id:kkwawan). Usually a witch wishes for scary things, but this witch transforms into something else for the winter holidays.


★ This Flipnote by Reina (id:kokomoru) begins at a pet shop, where a young girl sees a dog that she wants. Unfortunately, the family already has a cat, so her mother says "No". Later, her mother gives her a dog stuffed animal instead. Remember that not all wishes can come true, and sometimes we must learn to compromise.

This week's topic: "Winter Wonderland"

What do you think of when you hear the word "Winter"? Skiing, ice skating, gloves, scarves, snow, sledding, winter vacation… Make Flipnotes about the winter and post them this week.

You can post your Flipnotes about this topic to channel 8 from the top of the Channels page on Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

We're looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes, and will feature some of the best ones next week here in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog.

You can see all of the Flipnotes currently posted about this week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):


Follow Flipnote Hatena on Twitter

We've started a Twitter account to keep you updated about the latest news and happenings at Flipnote Hatena.

Follow us at: http://twitter.com/flipnotehatena

Weekly Frog Sighting

If you are interested in having your frog photo featured in the "Weekly Frog Sighting" section of the blog you can post it on Hatena Haiku (post to the keyword "Frog Sightings") and we'll choose the best ones and feature them here.

Please submit only original photos that you have taken yourself, and tell us the place and date you took the photo.


This week's frog sighting photo was sent to us by id:MrN-7 from Luxembourg , with the following explanation:

I took this picture on a forest trip in Luxembourg.

It was a perfect moment to take a shot =)

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog, and please add a star if you enjoyed it!

Also, please let us know what you think about the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog by posting any comments you might have in the box below.

Hatena Haiku