January 11, 2013: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

It is great be back with our first edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News for 2013.

We hope that that you enjoyed the holidays, and we are looking forward to seeing more of your Flipnotes this year!

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ The animals of the Chinese zodiac are featured in this excellent animation by Foomin (id:wrbyno10).

The best of the last week's topic: "Snakes"

There were over 1,730 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: Snakes

"Snakes" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ A strange kind of evolution takes place in this animation by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

★ We liked this animation of a snake in the water by ©LAY (id:trololol1863).

★ An explorer searches for the "Snake Treasure" in this excellent animation by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

★ Meet a pair of funny rattlesnakes in this wonderful animation by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

★ Check out this nicely drawn animation of a snake eating its own tail by steven (id:vajra12).

★ Watch a snake get hypnotized in this great Flipnote by Cosmirage (id:Cosmirage).

"Snakes" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We enjoyed the fluid movements of the snake in this animation by CLH (id:kingwithoutthequeen).

★ A clever snake chases a rabbit in this neat Flipnote by Robles (id:robles).

★ A cute little snake is awoken by the sunrise in this Flipnote by Coal☆エリース (id:gamestarstudios).

★ A character transforms into a slithering snake in this animation by skittleguy (id:scone-boy).

★ A snake enjoys playing a video game in this funny animation by Lamia (id:Lamia-28).

★ We liked the variety of illustrations and sounds in this snake animation by KIKOUYOU (id:kikouillou).

"Snakes" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A snake draws the Chinese character for "snake" in this animation by Teruteru (id:teruteru0123).

★ Say goodbye to the dragon (symbolizing 2012, which was the year of the dragon in the Chinese calendar) in this animation by Yudetama (id:sibirudon).

★ We liked the cute mother snake and her child in this Flipnote by Sumiko.

★ Snakes come together to create all sorts of wonderful things in this animation by Tako death (id:rabbit_thankyou).

★ A snake on a new year card comes to life in this excellent animation by Mana (id:mana0626).

★ Something funny happens during a game of baseball in this animation by Matsu no Ojisan (id:matuoge524).

This week's topic: "Snowman"

This week we would like you to create animations about snowmen. Animate people building snowmen, snowmen coming to life, snowmen melting, snowmen dancing or snowmen doing things that they usually wouldn't do. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on January 17, 2013 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on January 18, 2013 (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: Snowman

New Creator's Room Themes

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

★ 2013 is the year of the snake in the Chinese calendar. Add this snake theme to your Creator's Room to celebrate the new year. (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.

JON (id:PCfanatic94) made this image of the Flipnote frog with the Nintendo DS game Animal Crossing: Wild World.



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