July 6, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena headquarters in Kyoto, Japan with the latest news about Flipnote Hatena.

Many people check the "Most Popular" section to find interesting Flipnotes. However, in our experience a great deal of the best content here on Hatena doesn't appear in the "Most Popular" section. We recommend you try exploring other parts of the service to find new and unknown creators that you might not have seen before.

Every week in the "News" section we present a special selection of talented animators here in the "Flipnote Hatena Weekly News", as well as in the "Hatena Featured Artist" that we post every Wednesday. You should also be sure to check the favorites lists of other creators that you like on Flipnote Hatena where you might also discover some new animators that you have never seen before.

Also, next time you make a Flipnote try to create something new with a style that you have never tried before. You don't need to spend money on paper and pens to make Flipnotes, and experimenting and challenging yourself is part of the fun of learning animation. If you try your best and make something creative and original you might even be one of the new creators we feature here!

This week we have a fun new topic that we hope will inspire you to create some new Flipnotes. Keep reading to find out more!

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

Flipnote of the Week

Puppet Master (id:nyaozow) from Japan posted this excellent animation of a "Tomcat" fighter jet.

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

There were over 1,150 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: Tires

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

'Tires' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ A caveman uses a tire in a new way in this Flipnote by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

★ We liked the mix of drawings and photos in this animation by Light (id:light3190).

Victor (id:M05CA) posted this nicely drawn animation of a sports car with some special tires.

★ This tire animation by han solo-2 (id:rekosampose-2) has great sounds and motion!

★ A little character gets into some trouble with a tire in this animation by Fazone (id:faz1).

Najat.T.S (id:gold69) posted this wonderful animation about a runaway tire titled "Catch that Tire".

'Tires' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ A little creature tries to fix a flat tire in this Flipnote by eva (id:TheEvaBros1).

★ We liked this detailed drawings in this tire Flipnnote by Gelo (id:RainGelo).

Olden PROD (id:kroumch) posted this funny animation about a mischievous monkey and some tires.

★ A tire travels to faraway places in this excellent animation by Max (id:Maxouille).

★ A little bird transforms into a tire in this cute animation by Alili1996 (id:Alili1996).

★ Tires cause nothing but trouble for the character in this Flipnote by Odd★Summer (id:Rodney).

'Tires' Flipnotes from Japan

◆Shingo◆ (id:shingo45shingo) posted this funny Flipnote with a surprise ending that you'll enjoy!

★ A tire transforms into a robot in this animation by Tonton.

Pan shows us alternative forms of energy in this funny animation.

★ Something funny is on the menu in this Flipnote by Itokichikun (id:wakasuga).

Junjun (id:junkun123) posted this animation about a dangerous game played with tires.

Osushi (id:okappazusi) reminds us to keep tires away from sharp objects.

This week's topic: 'Teeth'

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about teeth. Animate human teeth, animal teeth, dinosaur teeth or maybe even dentures! Create stories about a visit to the dentist, or about the tooth fairy. Teach your viewers how to take care of their teeth with proper dental hygiene, or animate scary monsters or with gruesome teeth. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on July 12, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on July 13, 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: Teeth

New Creator's Room Themes

The designers at Flipnote Hatena have created two great new Creator's Room theme this week. For more information please visit the Color Star Exchange by tapping on 'Get new themes!' on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

★ This theme features two characters from the Japanese star festival called "Tanabata". (10 color stars)


★ This theme features a mythical unicorn bathed in soft light. (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.

★ This is a photo of a metal frog decoration taken by id:aaron.



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

You can read comments posted by Nintendo DSi users by viewing the Flipnote below:

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