April 20, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron in Kyoto, Japan bringing you the latest news from Flipnote Hatena.

There were many amazing circus Flipnotes posted this past week, and we would like to thank everyone who posted. This week we have a fun new topic about two verbs that we hope will inspire you to make some new animations. Keep reading to find out more!

We would also like to remind our readers to not post personal information such as phone numbers, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, school names or anything that can be used to identify you in real life in your Flipnotes or comments. Please help us to keep Flipnote Hatena a safe and fun place for people of all ages.

Thanks for checking out the news blog, from all of us at Hatena.

Flipnote of the Week

Joni (id:hattukatti) from the Europe and Oceania region posted this fantastic Flipnote titled 'Isometric animation'. Great work!

The best of the last week's topic: 'Circus'

There were over 900 Flipnotes posted about last week's topic, and here are some of our favorites 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: Circus

In addition to the Flipnotes that we have selected here, you can also see some more of our favorites in the 'Best of Hatena' channel at the URL below:

Best of Hatena

'Circus' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ This is an excellent Flipnote by Bre@kerz (id:ElOhElMark) about a clown who makes a mistake.

★ We really enjoyed this Flipnote by lalo baa (id:animador_688) about a character who performs some amazing feats.

カチュアーちゃん☆ (id:ShiningDragon) posted this great Flipnote about a human cannonball.

$PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) made this superb animation about some amazing balancers.

★ We liked the unique and fun style of this circus Flipnote by Yukiko (id:Kalohe).

★ Check out the beautiful drawings and smooth movements in this Flipote by dino-Tim™ (id:Dino-Tim).

'Circus' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

Lil Flame (id:Lil_Flame) posted this funny animation about a circus trick with an unexpected ending.

Robles (id:robles) created this funny Flipnote about a balloon artist that made us smile.

★ We really enjoyed this animation by Gelo (id:RainGelo) about a talented elephant.

OMG>9000 (id:OMGover9000) posted this wonderful circus Flipnote with nice colors and illustrations.

josecandel (id:goomer) made this hilarious animation about a magician.

Blear (id:dippypeach) made this great animation of Blear doing a variety of feats at the circus.

'Circus' Flipnotes from Japan

★ We really enjoyed this funky Flipnote by kenzi (id:ken-703) with original sounds.

Ningen Gorilla posted this circus animation with nice colors, transitions and sounds.

★ This animation by Foo☆ (id:RAKUGAKINGU-suzu) has nice transformations and cute characters.

★ Check out the excellent illustrations and smooth movements in this Flipnote by ö (id:owl-mukku).

★ An acrobat performs for food in this funny animation by Itokichikun (id:wakasuga).

★ The text at the end of this animation by Johnny3 (id:a3735963) reads 'Massive failure' ('Daishippai', in Japanese).

This week's topic: 'Open/Close'

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about things that open and close. Animate doors, stores, eyes, mouths, railroad crossings, convertibles, elevators, hands, or anything you can think of that opens and closes. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on April 26, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on April 27, 2012 (Friday).

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: Open/Close

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.

★ These are some shiny frogs with crowns that I thought were neat.


★ I went to a Chinese restaurant recently with frogs on the menu.



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