August 19, 2011: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News



Hello Flipnoters! This is Aaron with news for you from the Flipnote Hatena team in Kyoto, Japan.

Last week I forgot to mention the 2nd anniversary of the release of Flipnote Hatena! Flipnote Studio was released on August 12, 2009 in the Americas region, and on August 14, 2009 in the Europe and Oceania region. We would like to thank you all for your support, and we are looking forward to many more years of fun together.


If you haven't already checked out the "Make Your Own Zelda Flipnote" event by Nintendo on Flipnote Hatena please check it out. The deadline is approaching soon, so be sure to get started on your animations. For more information about the "Make Your Own Zelda Flipnote" event, please tap on the "Zelda Flipnote" button on the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi or visit Nintendo's website in your region.

We hope that you are all enjoying your summer holidays, and that it hasn't been too hot in your part of the world. Now in Kyoto there are some cool breezes in the evenings, and the end of summer is approaching.

This week we would like you to cool down a bit by making some breezy animations. For more information about the new weekly topic please keep on reading.

Flipnote of the Week

★ Kame Hayato (id:kame8810) posted this excellent Flipnote titled "Submarine - Fireworks Mission". Have you enjoyed watching fireworks in your part of the world this summer? (They probably were not launched from a submarine!)

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: "Ancient Times"

This week we are happy to introduce some of our favorite weekly topic Flipnotes posted by creators from around the world.

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

Weekly Topic: Ancient Times

"Ancient Times" Flipnotes from the Americas region

Stacy J. (id:LifeATworK) created this Flipnote about some of the difficulties humans had in ancient times.

★ A baby dinosaur tries to gather coconuts in this cute animation by Abraham ☆™ (id:peterpanda007).

★ Najat.T.S (id:gold69) created this funny Flipnote about a bad egg.

★ Boxta (id:KlutzyMitz) made this nifty animation about how cars were invented.

★ ★Fernando☆ (id:aniluuyfeer) animated ancient species on land and sea for the weekly topic.

★ Take a trip back in time in this Flipnote by nekodragon (id:nekolord).

"Ancient Times" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ biggy (id:bitamiki) posted this nicely-detailed dinosaur animation.

★ mrjohn (id:mrjohn) created this amazing animation by taking photos of a small dinosaur model. He's been working on this Flipnote on and off for 6 months.

★ Dani (id:Daniel6991) posted this Flipnote about the daily life of a caveman.

★ Take a trip to the museum in this funny Flipnote by Gelo (id:RainGelo).

★ We liked the images of early man and beast in this Flipnote by angstisara (id:sarASD).

★ Tri☆ (id:Gnome) posted this Flipnote about a group of cavemen who make an amazing discovery.

"Ancient Times" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A85 (id:a200v) created both the music and animation in this fantastic Flipnote.

★ We liked the detailed illustrations and smooth animation in this Flipnote by koumura (id:a1113t).

★ Okuyama Ganjirou (id:ganjii66) posted this animation of a long-necked dinosaur on a stroll.

★ Pekira (id:pekira9074) hows us how life was always dangerous in ancient times.

★ Reptile (id:seismo) created this nice animation of a variety a of ancient beasts.

Uretsu posted this fast-paced animation of a dinosaur.

This week's topic: "Wind" (August 19, 2011 - August 25, 2011)

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about the wind.

Think of things such as electric fans, air conditioners, summer breezes, hair dryers, pinwheels, twisters and windmills for inspiration. Create animations with stories that somehow feature the wind, wind-powered devices and things that happen on windy days.

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: Wind

New Creator's Room Themes

This week we are happy to present two new Creator's Room themes. For more information please visit the Color Star Exchange on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

★ This theme features a field of red spider lilies in bloom on a dark summers eve. (10 color stars)


★ This theme has a group of playful penguins, shaved ice and snowflakes -- perfect to cool you down on hot summer days! (20 color stars)


Frog Sightings

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:mew111naru made a Flipnote Hatena inspired cupcake.


id:densermegadeth117 posted this cool illustration of two frogs on a leaf.


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★ You can also see comments posted by Nintendo DSi users by viewing the comments for the Flipnote below:

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