May 11, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan and I'm happy to present some of the most brilliant animations posted on Flipnote Hatena by users around the world.

It's nice to be back after taking one week off from posting the Weekly News. Flipnote Artists had twice as long as usual to work on their weekly topic Flipnotes and the animations posted seem to be twice as good as usual. Thanks to everyone who took part!

This week the Hatena staff has come up with a fun new topic that we hope will inspire you to post some new animations. Please remember to use only original audio and characters in your weekly topic Flipnotes if you want them to be featured here.

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

Flipnote of the Week

josecandel (id:goomer) from the Europe and Oceania region posted this amazing animation about a fearless sheep and a hungry wolf.

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

There were over 1,650 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: Eyeglasses

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

'Eyeglasses' Flipnotes from the Americas region

ßC★671 (id:BC671) created this excellent Flipnote about what happens when someone forgets to wear their glasses.

★ We enjoyed the amazing drawings and sounds in this Flipnote by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

★ A little bird gets into some eyeglass related trouble in this animation by ~サひタタL€ら± (id:unicornruler).

★ Check out the nice new glasses in this Flipnote by Anime4ever (id:Anime4ever).

★ We liked this funny animation about looking for some shades by カチュアーちゃん☆ (id:ShiningDragon).

★ A Flipnote fan loses his glasses in this funny Flipnote by ALeX (id:Zeldafan2468).

'Eyeglasses' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We liked this funny Flipnote about a 3D movie by DaMs (id:DaMs).

★ Take a trip to the eye doctor in this cool Flipnote by Boo™ (id:x-toto-x).

★ A monster finds a way to keep the sun out of it's eye in this animation by Eleanora (id:Eleanora-LOVE).

Kéké (id:keke74100) created this neat animation about some glasses with special powers.

★ We liked the subtle facial movements in this Flipnote by teuntje☆☆☆ (id:Teuntje).

Giulia (id:aleeex) posted this funny story about a character in sunglasses getting into some trouble.

'Eyeglasses' Flipnotes from Japan

★ We enjoyed the detailed drawings in this Flipnote by Nana (id:naemon).

Foo☆ (id:RAKUGAKINGU-suzu) posted this excellent animation about some amazing spectacles.

★ A character shows off all sorts of funny eyewear in this Flipnote by Guram (id:moretz).

Suimasendeshita (id:Honda2) posted this excellent animation about two characters and a pair of eyeglasses.

★ A man encounters some time distorting eyeglasses in this funny animation by LION (id:Lion-mia).

Yotti (id:yotiyottin) made this amazing animation of a character watching a solar eclipse.

This week's topic: 'Farm'

This week we would like you to create animations about farms. Create animations featuring barns, chickens, cows, electric fences, farmers, grain, hay, pigs, pitchforks, silos, tractors, vegetables or anything else you might find on a farm. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on May 17, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on May 18, 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: Farm

New Themes!

After a long absence, we are happy to release two great new Creator's Rooms themes this week.

★ This theme features a laughing character and some blackbirds in eerie red moonlight. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features some cute pandas in different poses. (10 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:Gabtraf posted this photo of a little frog taking rest on a finger.


id:yellow-yoshi100 took this picture of some cool frog caps.



What did you think about the weekly news this week? Let us know by telling us your feedback in the box below.

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