December 20th, 2020: Sudomemo Weekly News - Topic:"Santa's Elves"

Hey there everyone, DeepRising here with the Weekly News Letter and Weekly Topic competition. Don't forget to check out next week's topic theme and it's description, as well as the subsequent Upcoming Topics at the end of the News Letter. Also, don't miss the links in the topic description for inspiration and further information on the theme (Access these links through the Sudomemo Theatre online sight).

And now, here are the winning Flipnotes from last week's topic "Santa's Elves". Well done to everybody who entered.

Our Favorite Flipnotes from last weeks Topic "Santa's Elves"

In our first selection this week, by Nek studio, one of Santa's Elves called John, has created an ingenious device for gift delivery on Christmas night. Behold, the present chucker 2000!

Unfortunately however, he's miscalculated with his figures, and things don't quite go according to plan!

There's a real flare to the animation, with great poses and punctuated actions, and the use of a grandiose classical score adds a sense of irony to the humour that made us laugh out loud.


After ending up stranded on the moon, John the Christmas Elf makes his return journey to Earth with similar bravado, in this sequel Flipnote also by Nek studio.

What a character that Elf is! He should be on Oprah!


Designed like a DSi game with shoulder button controls, this next entry by Glin, features one of Santa's Elves printing cardboard boxes for Christmas presents.

What a great idea! Using Flipnote animation for a conceptual video game is not only huge fun, but a great source of creative possibilities.

We really want to play it! Where can we get one?

We greatly enjoyed this delightful Flipnote picture of a Christmas Elf, by JioSeff. He's just as cute as a button, and is beautifully displayed in front of a moon lit background of snowy hills and giant candy canes.

How wonderfully Christmasie!


For this entry, LALA® has focused on the impact of technology on the modern world. Where once, there were Christmas Elves making presents and toys, there is now a line of robotic arms doing the same task!

Surely this could never happen at the magical North Pole, but what a great idea for a Flipnote.

We think the Elves should have a trade union of their own, to stop this from happening!

In this entry, by danil, after playing a DSi Santa game, the player is so enamoured with the role, that he spontaneously transforms into Santa Clause himself, to deliver presents in the same madcap, game character styled manner as before, only this time, in the real world!

Although this Flipnote features Santa, and not Santa's Elves, we loved it's creative idea so much, that on this occasion we decided to select it anyway.


In this hysterically funny and equally terrifying Flipnote, by Gatz, we see two elves inspecting Santa's machine for making rag dolls. Unfortunately, one of them has the very bad idea of venturing inside the machine, with catastrophic results.

We chuckled our socks off at this comedy horror genre take on the Christmas Elves story, and the excellent use of Hitchcock movie music builds up the scare factor at just the right moment.


This Weeks Topic - "Christmas"

Our month of festive topic specials, culminates this week with the celebration of Christmas itself!

Your Flipnotes can be about absolutely anything to do with this magical time of year; Santa Clause, presents, turkey dinners, cracker pulling, decorations, fairy lights, mistletoe, the Nativity, Carole singing, or anything else you can think of that says Christmas to you.

What are your favorite Christmas traditions?

Does your family celebrate Christmas in any particular way?

Then why not make a Flipnote about it!

Here's an idea! What about an animated Christmas card! Or a cartoon take off of a Christmas movie! Or how about lampooning the season of Christmas itself, for a fun, festive laugh!

Here are some links to videos you may find inspiring for your animations. Their audio tracks could be useful too, along with any other Christmas videos you might find. (Record them straight onto your Flipnote - speaker to mic, from a computer or a cell phone.):

Charlie Brown's Christmas:

Santa Clause is coming to town (Fred Astraire/Stop motion)

Mickey's Christmas Carole (Full movie):

A Garfield Christmas Special:

Santa Clause caught on camera, and his history:

We've got our party hats on, and are full of Christmas cheer, as we await your festive Flipnotes at this special time of year.

We really love the way you're all so creative with these topics and look forward to seeing the Flipnotes you create for them.

Make sure to post your entries to the Weekly Topic channel Weekly Topic - Christmas 2020 and the deadline for your entries is December 27th (12pm EST / 4pm GMT).

Also, we would like to encourage you to add a Flipnote description to your entry, and to remind you to double check the topic theme title, as usually an entry that is not about the topic theme cannot be considered for selection.

Keep on Flipnoting and the best of luck with your entries.

Upcoming Topics

Topic - 2020 (December 27th)

Topic - Mystic Fortune Telling (January 3rd)

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