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Aardman Animations Shows What You Can Do With Flipnote Studio

Stop-motion animators produce stop-motion video; film at 11.

I realize the following video verges dangerously close on commercial territory, but considering the product in question--Flipnote Studio--is a free download on the DSi Shop, I guess we can let it slide. This animation was done in Flipnote by Aardman Animations, the folks responsible for Wallace & Gromit, so they probably know a thing or two about stop-motion animation. (Your results may vary.) 


  
 
You can see some other, less impressive sample videos and find out about the Flipnote sharing system over on Nintendo's official site

I felt compelled to post this mostly because I have such fond memories of flexing my primitive nine-frame creativity at my neighbor's house in Mario Paint back in our misspent youths. The movies we cranked out were certainly much cruder (in every sense of the word) than what you can apparently pull off in Flipnote. It's still great to see Nintendo pushing this sort of wacky creative tool on the youth of today. 

If you don't remember much about Mario Paint, this video ought to fill you in. Bonus points for getting to hear Mario's original, pre-Martinet voice, back before he quit smoking.
 
 
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Posted by Brad

I realize the following video verges dangerously close on commercial territory, but considering the product in question--Flipnote Studio--is a free download on the DSi Shop, I guess we can let it slide. This animation was done in Flipnote by Aardman Animations, the folks responsible for Wallace & Gromit, so they probably know a thing or two about stop-motion animation. (Your results may vary.) 


  
 
You can see some other, less impressive sample videos and find out about the Flipnote sharing system over on Nintendo's official site

I felt compelled to post this mostly because I have such fond memories of flexing my primitive nine-frame creativity at my neighbor's house in Mario Paint back in our misspent youths. The movies we cranked out were certainly much cruder (in every sense of the word) than what you can apparently pull off in Flipnote. It's still great to see Nintendo pushing this sort of wacky creative tool on the youth of today. 

If you don't remember much about Mario Paint, this video ought to fill you in. Bonus points for getting to hear Mario's original, pre-Martinet voice, back before he quit smoking.
 
 
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Posted by nanikore

Yay, he got his present!

Posted by delicious_lie

awwww

Posted by BionicMonster

Japanese Mario smokes to cope with the pain of shrinking

Posted by blaakmawf

I like turtles.

Posted by Cuddy

nice animation

Posted by MysteriousBob

"Dear MOM and Dad"? What the hell? I guess they had to make the advert for Americans.

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Posted by Serraxor

I love flipnote studio, and since it's really not that hard to get sweet results, anyone can get into it. I did a small series of vids called "Massive Attack" when it first came out; 
 

   
 
   
 
Posted by Red

Makes me wanna buy a DSi. 
Too bad I still play GBA game and got a new DS lite that I rarely use last year.

Posted by jim_dandy

Watching that Mario Paint video totally made me smell Japan. Weird.

Posted by Willy105

Remember that is made frame by frame, drawn by hand, using sound effects recorded from the DSi microphone.
 
That is very impressive.

Posted by JediAutobot

Flipnote seems like a lot of fun.
But first let me sigh at the memory of MarioPaint.  *sigh* loved that game.

Posted by Linkyshinks

The Tatsunoko one's are pretty awesome also.

Posted by Brendan

Oh man, my memories of trying to make Billie Jean on Mario Paint as a kid just assaulted my mind.  Must...take out...SNES...
Posted by Kohe321

Cool

Posted by Halberdierv2

thats a good use of flipnote.

Posted by SippyCupNINJA

That was amazing.

Posted by Milkman

Mario Paint for the new generation? Sounds okay to me.

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Posted by FuzzYLemoN

For the brief time I had a DSi, Flipnote Studio was the greatest thing in the world. <3

Posted by Legend
@Serraxor said:

" I love flipnote studio, and since it's really not that hard to get sweet results, anyone can get into it. I did a small series of vids called "Massive Attack" when it first came out; 
 

   
 
This is awesome!  
 
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Posted by Media_Master

Meh

Posted by Linkyshinks

Aardman Animations have done this Zelda themed Flipnote:   
 
  

Posted by Serraxor
@Legend:  Hey, thanks dude.