Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: July 30, 2010

Hello Flipnote users! This News is a special one! LOL! 


Hello from all of us on the Flipnote Hatena team. This is Aaron at Hatena’s offices in Kyoto, Japan with another edition of our weekly news blog. 

Starting this week we’ve made it possible for you to write comments and feedback about the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News from Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi. If you tap on the link at the bottom of the news you can share your comments and feedback with us. We hope this new feature will allow us to get more feedback from users who don’t access the website, and better understand how to improve the news blog for you. 

If you haven’t already exchanged color stars for themes in the Color Star Exchange, please give it a try. We’re now having a summer campaign that will continue until August 19, 2010 (Thursday). For more information please see the link below: 

Summer Campaign: Win limited edition Creator’s Room themes 

4 limited edition themes will be released during the summer campaign (each theme is available for 1 week only), and the 2nd limited edition theme has been released today. 

Also, we are approaching the 1 year anniversary of the release of Flipnote Studio and Flipnote Hatena (August 13, 2010 will be the one year anniversary in the Americas region), and hope to bring you some fun stuff in the coming weeks to celebrate this milestone. 

Music video made with Flipnote Studio by Arman Bohn

Earlier this week, musician and artist Arman Bohn got in touch with us to show us a music video that he created with Flipnote Studio for his song “Brain Games”. Arman hopes his video can inspire other people to use Flipnote Studio in new ways. 

For more information about how Arman made this video and to learn about almost every object he animated to create it please visit Arman’s blog.  

Also, Arman Bohn’s album is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby and directly from his site at: http://www.distropolis.com  

This week’s new themes


The Flipnote team has created four new Creator’s Room themes that are available in the Color Star Exchange this week. Below are some screenshots and details about the new themes.  

  • A theme featuring shiny rhinestones and sweets. (10 color stars)



  • This theme features a fascinating and frightening shark. (20 color stars)



  • A silhouetted dolphin swimming in the blue sea. (20 color stars)



  • A powerful, red dragon to protect your Creator’s Room. (20 color stars)



The best of last week’s topic: “Summer Vacation”


We’ve selected some of the best Flipnotes posted from around the world that we hope you’ll enjoy.  

You can see all of the Flipnotes posted about last week’s topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):  

Weekly Topic: Summer Vacation  
You can also see the Flipnotes for last week’s topic by entering the command via “Command Search” on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi. 

Here is the special part! =) 

Weekly Frog Sighting

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.  

★ The photo of a frog statue was posted by id:lukieman11.  


★ This illustration of a princess with a frog was made with Art Academy: First Semester by id:folsense  


id:sam156e posted this photo of a frog that he saw in his garden.  




Cool stuff Aaron! 

I won a red star! I’ll give it away in a star contest soon! =) 

Please let me know what you think about the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog by posting any comments you might have in the box below. Thanks!


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