When not working on documentaries, talking bears, and digital media, I think up quirky projects. One of my latest projects is creating a music video, set to a song I heard in Phys Ed class called “Chicken Fat.” I adapted the song into a two-minute version, collaborating with artists from The FilmShop, as well as my new friend Katrina Gregorius. Hope you like it!

Also known as “The Youth Fitness Song,” “Chicken Fat” was composed by Meredith Willson and sung by Robert Preston for President Kennedy’s Physical Fitness Program. Recordings of this song were sent to school districts throughout the United States to accompany the official U.S. Physical Fitness program of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

Thank you, Director,Vinti Bhatnagar; Editor, Graham Meriwether; Puppeteer and Editor, Kate Cook; Archival Editor, Sally O’Grady; Actor, CK; Animator, Katrina Gregorius. Thanks to: Shelldon the Tortoise, Geoff Green, Archive.org