First, Flipnote Studio is one of the ways to reach the Flipnotes on Flipnote Hatena. Flipnote Studio is only located on the DSi or DSi XL. It is an application that is completely free. You can find it in the DSi or DSi XL shop. In Flipnote Studio, you can create your own Flipnote and share it with the world if you access Flipnote Hatena and post it in your selected channel. The way to reach Flipnote Hatena on your DSi or DSi XL is easy. Simply open Flipnote Studio and under Create Flipnote and View Flipnote is a green button that says Flipnote Hatena. Once You Click the green button, a small window will open up. Click ok and you will proceed to Flipnote Hatena. The DSi has many applications, but this is my favorite one.
To reach Flipnote Hatena on the Computer, all you have to do is go to the website. At this website, you can browse through the flipnotes, find your favorite ones, and show them to your friends. Some flipnotes are junk. These are some of my favorites:
Simon Z vs DK
Secret to Success
Ice vs. Fire, Part 1
You can make your own flipnotes, you can share them with the world, but I just like watching other people’s flipnotes.
Flipnote Studio: Free; ages 7 and up
Flipnote Hatena: Free-you can spend money for things if you want; ages 8 and up
Reviewed by Peter, age 10
Cell Phones Can Kill Bees: video by gizmo (kingboo7), a 14 year old master Flipnote animator from California
A little more information about Flipnote Studio and Flipnote Hatena
Got a Nintendo DSi? Then you already have access to the free Flipnote Studio software. Using Flipnote Studio you can use your DSi to create flipbook-like animations. Draw pictures and words (using only the colors black, blue, and red) with the DSi stylus, add images from the DSi Camera, and record sounds or music with DSi Sound. Flipnote Studio gives you the tools to put it all together and create your own animations.
Once you’ve created your animations using Flipnote Studio, register (for free) with Flipnote Hatena, and upload your animations to share with friends. Using Flipnote Hatena’s online service, you connect to the Internet to upload your own animations, and view other people’s Flipnotes. On the Flipnote Hatena website you can add comments and stars to the Flipnotes that you like. You can also track your favorite creators, which comes in handy when you see the thousands of Flipnotes available for viewing.
Guide to Flipnote Hatena
How to post a Flipnote
How to get a Hatena ID
So, if you see a bunch of kids huddled together with their DSi’s, and you hear laughter, and the faint strains of that classic “Do You Like Waffles?” song, you can bet your kids have already discovered the creative fun that is Flipnotes.