May 18, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with some excellent animations posted by Flipnote artists from all around the world.

Every week we create a new weekly topic to help our community improve their animation skills, and allow everyone to be creative and learn to express ideas in new ways.

We feature about 19 different Flipnote artists in the news every week, which comes to over 900 creators a year being featured. In addition we also publish the 'Hatena Featured Artist' every Wednesday, where we feature about 52 different Flipnote artists every year.

We try our best to introduce as many different creators as we can every week, and if you are making original Flipnotes and posting about the weekly topic often your chances are actually quite good to be featured here.

One of the best things about writing the news is being able to discover new animators every week. It makes me happy to see how people around the world approach the weekly topic, and to be able to see Flipnote artists improve over time. If you haven't yet posted Flipnotes about the weekly topic please give it a try and share your animations with the world!

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

Flipnote of the Week

Isayro (id:someguy31) from the Americas region made this animation about the evolution of a forest to a city in 300 years.

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

There were over 675 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: Farm

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

'Farm' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ There has been some kind of a mix-up at the farm in this funny animation by SpongeBob (id:mike8).

★ Enjoy some music made by farm animals in this Flipnote by ComnDURR14 (id:CommanDURR_14).

★ A farmer gets into some trouble in this clever Flipnote by Were Wolf (id:hellosharky).

★ We liked the smooth animation and cute characters created by H◎wl (id:Buttons).

Najat.T.S (id:gold69) posted this excellent animation about a bad day at the farm.

★ Watch out for cows in this Flipnote by EVILweegee (id:duan).

'Farm' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We liked the cute animals in this Flipnote by Teo&dora (id:teodoraemiliagavrilan).

★ Try watching this Flipnote by Olden PROD (id:kroumch) if you cannot fall asleep tonight.

★ We hope this farm reunion by geezer (id:geezerdk) will have a happy ending.

Timur (id:Timur) shows us a cool futuristic farm.

★ Lay down and relax with these realistic farm images by bluindaco (id:bluindaco).

★ We liked the colorful images in this Flipnote by dragonfly (id:raggio-di-luna).

'Farm' Flipnotes from Japan

★ Growing vegetables can have some gigantic results as shown by Gram (id:moretz).

★ We liked this short animation by n.u (id:cyoko-716) about a magical farm.

Gu made this neat loop animation about milk.

★ A farmers job can be dangerous! Check out the strength of the cow in this Flipnote by OreE (id:Across-AZ2-Raizing-E).

★ We liked the farm action figure in this animation by Shiitake.

Johnny3 (id:a3735963) shows us how cafe latte is made.

This week's topic: 'Fast'

This week we would like you to create animations about anything that is fast. Try to create Flipnotes about fast trains, supersonic airplanes, exotic automobiles, sprinters, people in a hurry, cheetahs, rocket-powered shoes or anything you can think of that is fast. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on May 24, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on May 25, 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: Fast

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:aaron found this frog hiding in some grass in a little stream in Kyoto, Japan.



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