August 31, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

We had a great time watching all of the "Amusement Park" Flipnotes from last week, and would like to express our thanks to everyone who posted!

This week we have a fun new topic where you can add some music or sounds to your Flipnotes. Before you get started making your Flipnotes, please make sure you understand about what kind of music or sounds you can use in your Flipnotes for the weekly topic.

Please remember that we cannot feature animations that use copyrighted music without permission in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

As a general rule, you should not use the following in your Flipnotes:

  • Music from TV, movies or videogames.
  • Music that is sold in stores or online.
  • Pictures from TV shows, movies, books or magazines.

This is just a brief list and is by no means everything in the world that is copyrighted. Please look into the copyright of anything you didn't create yourself before you use it in your Flipnotes. If you are a kid and don't understand copyrights, please ask your parent/guardian or a teacher to help you.

We recommend that you use royalty-free music or music that you have permission to use in your Flipnotes. You can find many sites on the Internet that have audio/music that you can use for free that is not copyrighted. Check out some of the sites below for Creative Commons licensable and other types of royalty free music:

Please note that Hatena is not responsible for the content of the external Internet sites above.

Use your skills and imagination to create completely original Flipnotes without using other peoples copyrighted works without permission. If you create everything in your Flipnotes yourself, you will never have to worry about copyrights.

Thank you for helping us to keep Flipnote Hatena a creative, fun and legal experience for everyone.

Lastly, we are not attorneys, and the information we present here should not be taken as legal advice. Hatena is offering this information for informational purposes only.

If you haven't yet posted a "Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary Event" Flipnote, you have 10 more days to submit your entry. We are looking forward to seeing your animations!

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

Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary Event


To celebrate the third anniversary of the launch of Flipnote Hatena in the Americas and Europe and Oceania regions, we are having a special event from August 10, 2012 (Friday) until September 10, 2012 (Monday).

To take part, create an original Flipnote to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Flipnote Hatena and post it to the official 3rd anniversary channel. Create stories about the good times and experiences that you have had on Flipnote Hatena, or show off some of the animation skills that you have learned.

We will feature some of the best submissions in a special section of Flipnote Hatena in September.

  • Submission rules:
    • 1) You can post only 1 Flipnote per Hatena account.
    • 2) Flipnotes that are unrelated to the "Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary" topic will not be accepted.
    • 3) Flipnotes with unauthorized use of copyrighted music, images or characters will not be accepted.
    • 4) Spin-offs that are not significantly modified from the original Flipnote will not be accepted.
    • 5) Flipnotes can only be posted by users from the Americas and Europe and Oceania regions.
    • 6) Flipnotes must be posted by 9:00 PM US Pacific Time (PDT/UTC -7 hours) on Monday, September 10, 2012.

Post your Flipntote Hatena 3rd Anniversary Flipnote to the channel below from your Nintendo DSi:

Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary Channel

We are looking forward to seeing your "Flipntote Hatena 3rd Anniversary" animations!

Flipnote of the Week

Arigatou (id:azinohiraki300) from Japan posted this fun amusement park Flipnote with an original soundtrack.

The best of the last week's topic: "Amusement Park"

There were over 1,100 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: Amusement Park

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

"Amusement Park" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We liked the sounds and variety of angles in this animation by Justin K. (id:Bluechuchu11).

★ A young man enjoys his first roller coaster ride in this Flipnote by chortlinMe (id:ChotlingArmadillo).

★ Enjoy some rides at the amusement park in this fun animation by Alley Cあt (id:butterflybird).

$PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) made this neat animation about a roller coaster.

★ Take a ride on the Moon Coaster in this Flipnote by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

★ A young couple enjoys a trip to an amusement park in this animation by カチュアーちゃん☆ (id:ShiningDragon).

"Amusement Park" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Check out the amazing roller coaster in this animation by Robles (id:robles).

geezer (id:geezerdk) reminds us to avoid fast moving rides.

★ We liked the drawings and sound effects in this Flipnote by PLof (id:jujudes3).

katt (id:katt2) posted this amusement park Flipnote with a cool original soundtrack.

dragonfly (id:raggio-di-luna) created this nice animation about a trip to Lunapark.

★ Have a scream in this Flipnote by kevin (id:Jose-Paul8)!

"Amusement Park" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A young girl visits an amusement park in this animation by nattu (id:kuranattu).

★ Take a ride in some teacups in this Flipnote by Y-NN (id:y-nnxid).

★ We liked this Flipnote by Johnny 3 (id:a3735963) titled "Where is the thrill?".

★ Check out this attraction under the sea by Puppet Master (id:nyaozow).

★ Be careful on the carousel in this animation by Maikeru (id:hama-maikeru).

★ Travel by bus to some fun places in this Flipnote by Shiitake.

This week's topic: "Guitars"

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about guitars. Make animations featuring acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers, guitar solos, frets, picks, pickups, strings or anything guitar-related. Animate your own original band or famous guitarist! Remember that you should not use any copyrighted audio in your Flipnotes, so try to make sounds with your mouth, a real guitar or other household items. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on September 6, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on September 7, 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: Guitars

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 frog shaped gizmo that you attach to the inner lid of a garbage can to prevent odors and stop insects.



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:

Hatena Haiku