Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: June 10, 2011



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

We really enjoyed seeing all of the excellent balloon Flipnotes from around the world, and were happy that this topic could inspire so many of you. Thanks to everyone who posted Flipnotes this past week, and we hope that you enjoy some of our favorites below.

This week we have a fun, high-tech topic that we hope you will all enjoy. Scroll down for more details.

Thanks for checking out the news, and we are looking forward to seeing your art and animation!

Flipnote of the Week

★ Itokichikun (id:wakasuga) from Japan was a Hatena Featured Artist earlier this year. Recently, this creator has posted several Flipnotes created using the Nintendo DSi Camera that are extremely well done. Here is one of our favorites, that is titled "Moses Inside of Moses".

If you have suggestions for future Flipnotes of the Week, you can post your nominations or suggestions on Hatena Haiku under the keyword "Flipnote of the Week Nomination/Suggestions".

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

This week we are happy to introduce some of the most balloon-a-riffic 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: Balloons

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

"Balloons" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Nelsie (id:Nelsie98) posted this dreamy Flipnote about a young girl and a balloon.

★ We liked the motion and sound in this cool Flipnote by DooDLER (id:doodler).

★ PickyEater (id:AnotherPickyEater) made this wonderful Flipnote about a balloon letter.

★ A child's balloon floats into the sky in this nicely drawn Flipnote by Funkyboy1 (id:Funkyboy1).

★ We enjoyed the characters, color and animation in this great Flipnote by Kevin (id:K8phux).

★ A pair of characters have a balloon pop contest in this fun Flipnote by cosmasque (id:cosmasque).

"Balloons" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ MツSTERツ!™ (id:Team-Edward) used the Nintendo DSi Camera application to create this funny Flipnote.

★ A balloon floats away into the sky in this excellent Flipnote by Gelo (id:RainGelo).

★ Carl-M (id:Carl-M) reminds us to be careful when playing with balloons in this Flipnote that ends with a "pop".

★ This cute Flipnote by Dani (id:Daniel6991) plays back well in loop mode.

★ LigthyWolf (id:Ligthy_Wolf_15) posted this funny Flipnote about a character who fills some balloons with air.

★ We liked this Flipnote by Leonardo (id:fhjys367cs3f64xhk8h5xg5) about a character who uses a balloon like a trampoline.

"Balloons" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A young woman plays with some balloons in this cute Flipnote by Yotti (id:yotiyottin).

★ We enjoyed the quick motion and drawing style of this Flipnote by 17Types.

★ ☆Mû (id:marupy) posted this great Flipnote about some creatures that interact with a balloon in the sea.

★ Kurupa (id:kurukuru-kurupa) posted this fun and creative approach to the weekly topic that we really enjoyed.

★ Achan!! (id:a963) posted this fantastic Flipnote about a character trying to retrieve a balloon that has floated away.

K.U made this funny Flipnote about a balloon blowing frog.

This week's topic: "Robots" (June 10, 2011 - June 16, 2011)

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about robots. Try to make animations about robots that can walk, talk, dance, fly, fight or do anything that you imagine.

Create robots that can help people, or that can do special tasks such as making cars. Try to animate giant robots battling with monsters from space, or saving the earth from destruction. You might even want to make a robotic version of the Flipnote Frog! See where your creativity takes you.

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: Robots

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

New Creator's Room Themes

★ Add the light of many fireflies to your Creator's Room. (10 color stars)


★ A theme based on Flipnote Studio. (5 color stars)


★ A theme based on Flipnote Hatena. (5 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.

This week we are happy to introduce 4 different frog illustrations posted on Hatena Haiku.

★ Illustration by id:TZBN37.


★ Illustration by id:RainGelo


★ Illustration by id:darkhearts


★ Illustration by id:beanie


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