July 27, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

Last week's "Frozen" Flipnotes were a great way to cool down from the summer heat, and we would like to thank everyone who took part in the weekly topic.

We hope that you are all enjoying your summer holidays and are having some great new experiences this summer. When you are not busy having fun with family and friends, why not find a cool place to sit down and make some new animations?

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

Apology to creators who posted "Frozen" Flipnotes

From approximately 1:15 AM PDT - 8:30 PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) on July 25, 2012 (Wednesday) Flipnotes posted to the "Frozen" channel were not visible to other users. This problem was caused by a mistake made to the channel settings by one of our administrators. All of the Flipnotes posted during this time have now been returned to view, and this problem has been fixed. Please be assured that this problem had no effect on Flipnotes posted during this time being judged for the weekly topic.

We sincerely apologize for this mistake, and will do our best to make sure it does not happen again.

Flipnote of the Week

Pidgeot± (id:Robinflighty) from the Americas region posted this realistic animation of a pigeon. Be sure to check out the other Flipnotes by this creator!

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

There were over 1,700 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: Frozen

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

'Frozen' Flipnotes from the Americas region

Light (id:light3190) posted this cute animation about fire and ice.

★ Enjoy a frozen treat in this animation by E$PY★ (id:Espy).

★ Enter a mysterious frozen world in this Flipnote by cameron (id:thunda_red).

★ We enjoyed this original song and animation by sFz™ (id:sfz95) about a frozen treat.

★ This excellent animation by Ki11-33 (id:Ki11-33) has a surprise ending.

★ Take a trip back to the ice age in this Flipnote by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

'Frozen' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Cool off from the summer heat in this wintery Flipnote by ASHVIN (id:ASHVIN).

★ We enjoyed the sounds and animation in this icy cool Flipnote by Platypus♪ (id:albapikachu).

★ This animation by ツmeno~♪ (id:Millie-Milch24) has nice page turn transitions and drawings.

dragonfly (id:raggio-di-luna) animated some polar bears having fun for this week's topic.

★ Check out the mysterious frozen creature in this animation by Robles (id:robles).

Josemi96 (id:Gigatron) animated a wintery scene on top of an iceberg.

'Frozen' Flipnotes from Japan

★ Enjoy a cool drink in this animation by iloha (id:hjift02).

★ We liked this cute penguin animation by Chinsyu No Yoshida (id:yoshidadada).

Atusya (id:iwagakiyoko) made this funny animation about a Japanese summer snack called "kakigori" (shaved ice).

kenzi (id:ken-703) created this original song and animation about cooling off from the summer heat.

Johnny 3 (id:a3735963) posted this funny animation about a fantastic freeze gun.

Shiitake (id:sintarou1023) shows us an unusual way to make some "kakigori" (shaved ice) in this excellent animation.

This week's topic: 'Whistle'

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes that feature whistling or whistles. Make stories about characters whistling, calling dogs with whistles, flutes and woodwinds, the pied piper, police officers using whistles to direct traffic, teapots that whistle, train whistles, wind whistling through the trees, or anything you can think of that makes a whistling sound. Create your own original soundtracks, and show the world how well you can whistle. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on August 2, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on August 3, 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: Whistle

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 "cool" frog illustration by id:InkWolf.


id:Dragco posted this excellent photo illustration of a frog in front of Hatena headquarters!


id:Gabtraf posted this neat photo of a frog he found (or is it a toad?)



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