Nintendo today announced a partnership with Oscar-winning Aardman studios to create 12 animated shorts in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Aardman, a studio noted for their extreme diligence and craftmanship working on characters from the Wallace and Gromit series, will use the FlipNote Studio alone to craft their work.

The FlipNote Studio is a free-to-download DSiWare application that allows for flipbook style animation and sound to be brought to life all with the simple use of your handy stylus. Anyone who doesn’t already have the tool is missing out! It’s free, go download it!

Tim Ruffle of Aardman is creating the shorts and had this to say about the endeavor:

“I had a lot of fun making these.‚  Flipnote is so simple to use that it’s easy to make short, fun animations “" but there’s a surprising amount of features there too, meaning you can make your creations more complex as your confidence grows. Budding animators will find this a great way to get creative!”

The episodes will release every week beginning September 16 through till Christmas on the FlipNote Hatena website. It’s basically the Youtube of FlipNote.

Still confused about FlipNote? This video should explain everything.

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