Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: May 6, 2011



Hello everyone! This is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with this week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

This week we are happy to present a selection of Flipnotes from around the world featuring rhythms and beats. This was a fun topic because everyone included sound in their entries. We hope you enjoy some of our favorites, and thanks to everyone who took part.

For our new topic this week, we would like you to create Flipnotes featuring an important part of the body. Scroll down to find out more.

Thanks for checking out the news blog, and we are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes.

Flipnote of the Week

★ This week's Flipnote of the week is "Dancing Fridge Baby" by fred (id:blankenburg). This Flipnote uses a nice combination of hand drawn art and photos made with the Nintendo DSi Camera application, along with a catchy tune. We recommend that you keep babies away from appliances and don't try this at home!

The best of the last week's topic: "Beats"

This week we are happy to introduce some of the most bombastic Flipnotes from around the world.

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

Weekly Topic: Beats

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

"Beats" Flipnotes from the Americas region

Luv Monkey (id:kalyfr) created a group of tap dancers who make crazy beats with their feet.

★ A cute character makes some original rhythms while sitting at a table in this Flipnote by Goobie (id:ProSoccer88).

★ Three characters make a trio of sounds in this nice Flipnote by ~Highezz (id:Fb9i).

★ nekomander (id:victorHMD) made this neat Flipnote titled "Body Beat" about sounds made by the body (and a button too).

★ Turbo-Hawk (id:Laser-Hawk) posted this dramatic Flipnote titled "Running" with an original percussion soundtrack and nice animation.

★ We liked this Flipnote by Kevin (id:K8phux) about a trio of characters who dance to some funky beats.

"Beats" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Sulei123 (Studio123) posted this excellent Flipnote with an original beat created by 4 different noisemaking devices.

★ N1K0 (N1K0) made this amazingly detailed Flipnote about a little city animated to an electronic beat.

★ Check out the beats made by three meditating monks and a monkey in this Flipnote by Simon (id:simon-a).

★ Some ghosts create interesting beats in this cool Flipnote by P.K (id:ltawsome123).

★ We really enjoyed how Joni (id:hattukatti) animated the explanation of this Flipnote!

★ ☆Max☆ (id:maxivu) created this Flipnote about a drummer that plays back nicely in loop mode.

"Beats" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A character gets into some trouble with a drum in this funny Flipnote by Pekira (id:pekira9074)

★ Even though this Flipnote by moss (id:takezawa77) is not entirely a Flipnote about beats, we liked the various beat-like sound effects and funny story.

Tanaka3 posted this Flipnote about a character who gets excited playing a pair of conga drums.

★ We liked the Japanese style beat in this Flipnote by MatsukasaDX.

★ Ryou (id:keroryo) used the Nintendo DSi Camera and drawings to make this cool Flipnote about a drum.

★ A little demon in the sky creates rain in this funny Flipnote by Kana (id:kanami0810).

This week's topic: "Eyes" (May 6, 2011 - May 12, 2011)

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes that somehow include eyes. Take photos of your own eyes and animate them, or create characters whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs. Animate giant eyeballs invading cities, cyclops monsters, or the mysterious third eye. Put on some googly-eye glasses, X-Ray Spex or a monocle and sit down and create some amazing Flipnotes. We are looking forward to seeing all of your ophthalmological creations!

Post the Flipnotes you create to the channel below from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

Also, please do not use copyrighted music in your Flipnotes if you want them to be featured here.

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):

Weekly Topic: Eyes

We will feature some of our favorite weekly topic Flipnotes in next week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

This week's new themes

The Flipnote team has created two new Creator's Room themes that are available in the Color Star Exchange this week. Below are some screenshots and details about the new themes.

★ This theme features a dragon who might appear small, but is actually very powerful. (10 color stars)


★ Decorate your Creator's Room with some cute ribbons and sparkles. (20 color stars)


Weekly Frog Sighting

If you are interested in having your frog photo or illustration featured in the "Weekly Frog Sighting" section of the blog please post them on Hatena Haiku and we might feature it here.

Please submit only original photos/illustrations that you have created yourself.

id:Vulcanoid posted this cool photo of a bullfrog at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, Canada.


id:Gabtraf took this photo of a frog on a tree branch during a visit to the Zoo.


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