OOOps just saw that my long time pal Tom Hatten, former KNX radio entertainment reporter is out over there-- what a loss for them. I was just about to call him and invite him to the LATV Festival next week including DIGITAL DAY, NATPE TV Producer's Bootcamp and some other great breakfasts and screenings. What is somewhat of a coincidence is his relationship to something called a SQUIGGLE>
SQUIGGLE and SQUIGGLE THIS -- LATV Fest Viral Video.....as posted earlier, I've been doing some consulting work with NATPE's upcoming LATV Fest (www.latvfest.net) and I encouraged them to create a viral video to promo the festival. They did that and the result is posted on Youtube, Myspace.com, Yahoo and more. The video is about a SQUIGGLE --- a viral video named SQUIGGLES that sells for $28.5 million to a TV production company and if I must say so myself it's hilarious -- here again is the link to that video on Youtube.com.
Enjoy the squiggles...NATPE "latvfest" squiggles
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PAGING TOM HATTEN -- former KNX reporter --
THE coincidence with Tom Hatten and his relationship to Squiggle or Squiggles is what I found on wikipedia...amazing he was one of the pioneers of TV for kids in Los Angeles....small world ain't it? Now I just have to find Tom and comp him into next weeks events!!!
Los Angeles children may remember "Skipper" Tom Hatten, who hosted the Popeye Show on KTLA 5. Tom Hatten, a performer on television and Broadway, would have children on the show and entertained them by showing Popeye cartoons (mostly from Max Fleischer and Associated Artists Productions), reading trivia and mail, and performing cartoon sketches. One of the contests was a squiggle contest. Children would send in a squiggle (a one-line drawing) and Tom would draw a cartoon character from that squiggle. This show recorded from 1956 to 1964 and aired throughout the 1970s. Tom returned to KTLA in 1976 after a twelve year absence, to host "Popeye and Friends", in color; this version of the show lasted until 1988.
Tom was born on November 14, 1927. His acting credits on stage include Annie (he was "President Franklin Delano Roosevelt"). He also portrayed a corrupt military officer in the movie Spies Like Us, and spent many years hosting KTLA's Family Film Festival (from 1978 to 1988), which, for some time, used the Little River Band's hit song Reminiscing as its theme music (without the lyrics, since copyright laws were relatively meager during the 1970s).
He also played Captain Murdock in several episodes of the television show Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., and has had a wide and varied career on stage and in film.
He is left-handed.