The Disclosures Release Animated Pirate Video for Kids about Borrowing $

The Disclosures – the Madison-based “musicians with a mission” – have released a new animated “lyric” video for “The Tale of Kidd Silver, the Savviest Pirate to Ever Sail the Seas”, which is from their financial education album for kids.

> View “The Tale of Kidd Silver, the Savviest Pirate to Ever Sail the Seas” music video

In the song “The Tale of Kidd Silver, the Savviest Pirate to Ever Sail the Seas”, The Disclosures – comprised of band members Christopher Morris (National Credit Union Foundation) and Chad Helminak (Heritage Credit Union) – detail the journey of Kidd Silver, a pirate who excessively borrows money without paying attention to the consequences of not being able to pay it back. He later realizes the errors of his ways and learns to budget and be more reasonable in his desires to become a pirate. The song lyrics weave in educational topics including how loans and interest work, needs vs. wants, budgeting, and more.

“Aside from ‘Thank my Piggy Bank,’ Kidd Silver has been the most popular song off of our kids album,” said Helminak. “Kids love this song when we play it live, so we hope this extension into the animated world helps more kids learn about Kidd Silver and his money lessons.”

The Disclosures worked with a leading industry marketing firm, Gira[ph}, to develop the animated video. Production support was provided by Balance, which provides comprehensive financial counseling and education services to help people achieve financial independence.

“Huge thanks to Kathryn Davis and our friends at Balance for helping support this video,” said Morris. “Gira{ph} took our vision to new heights as well by creating this video, which is our most ambitious yet.”

In addition to this new video for kids, The Disclosures also have released videos for “The Secret to Being Rich”, “I Want, I Need,” and their most popular single “Thank My Piggy Bank.” As with all of their songs and videos, The Disclosures hope that parents and teachers use these materials to spark conversations with kids about these very important topics.

“The Secret to Being Rich” album is available for download on all major digital music stores such as iTunes, Amazon and many others. Physical CDs also can be purchased at, and The Disclosures also offer discounted bulk CD orders for financial institutions, schools or youth organizations. All ordering information and additional resources can be found on

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One response

  1. Awesome Video!

    March 31, 2016 at 6:03 pm

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