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Nintendo have released a new, free, application for the DSi – Flipnote Studio. It’s a simple but addictive flip-book animation-style creator. Draw some images, record some sounds and watch an animation.

My daughter is hooked.

Nintendo parterned with a company named Hatena to provide online services – from the DSi you can view other peoples animations and even upload yours to the Hatena site. My daughter already has her own collection which she created. But here’s her best so far..

It brings a tear to my eye.