EcoDads Recommends Reading Pacha’s Pajamas this Earth Week

For the past four decades, Earth Day and now Earth Week and Earth Month are times to come together and reflect on the blessing of life on this beautiful garden planet. We can be grateful to Mama Earth or Pachamama as they say in some parts of South America for clean air, water, food, shelter, and all the things that we use …

Announcing Animation will Allah

We are trialing a new feature called “Animation with Allah.” The vision is a multimedia blog that gives the audience a view into the animation process over the shoulder of BALANCE’s animator, Allah El Henson. Season one showcases the animation for the animated book. The first set of posts this season, The Making of Mr. Tick, follows the creation of …

The Making of Mr. Tick: Part I

I’m designing Mr.Tick. He is Pacha’s main antagonist in the story. I’ve been very excited to design him, but never had the opportunity until now. Here is how he shows up in the book. To me, he is as important because a strong hero or she-ro like Pacha needs a strong villain to give balance to the story. The antagonist is one of …

Animated Book – What’s That?

An animated book is a softcover book whose illustrations come to life as animations with the an augmented reality app. Morgan James’s new animated book release, Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written by Nature by Aaron Ableman and Dave Room, will be published on April 5th. The book tells the awakening story of a little girl whose wild imagination transports her to …

Pacha Wins Third Place in SXSW Community Film Screening

BALANCE Edutainment’s  short film The World’s Wildest Evolution of Dance placed THIRD at Rainforest Partnership’s FILMS FOR THE FORESTS 2016 in the Shorts Shorts category. Rujuta Neve, Operations Coordinator of Rainforest Partnership  said, “The theater was packed, everybody loved your film! The manager said it was the biggest SXSW crowd they’d had all weekend.” The Director of the film, Allah El Henson, …

We did it! Thanks

Thanks to our amazing backers, we made our IndieGoGo goal, raising $5K in just 7 days. Exceeding our goal enabled us to keep the campaign open in InDemand mode. Join Pacha’s Launch Team Our advance reader copy is ready for you! To get your copy of our new book Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature, please click here. The book officially launches on April 5th. We want to make a …

Morgan James to Publish Pacha’s Pajamas on April 5th

Morgan James’s new animated book release, Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written by Nature by Aaron Ableman and Dave Room will be published April 5th, 2016.  Pacha’s Pajamas tells the awakening story of a little girl whose wild imagination transports her to a world that desperately needs her help. The Young Reader book is for 7-12 year olds to read on their own and …

Introducing Paco

Along with his mom and dad, Pacha’s little bro Paco debuts in our new video, Animated book – What’s That? Much to his chagrin, five-year old Paco does not often remember his dreams like his older sister Pacha. In fact, he is ultra competitive with Pacha about dreaming, often making up ludicrous stories about his own dream life. Every once in a while, …

Melia Gabrielle Joins BALANCE’s Youth Leadership Council

My twelve year old daughter Melia is my motivation and inspiration. Three years ago, when Melia was in Fifth Grade, she decided to run for School Secretary. I attended her rehearsal the day before the election. All the candidates for the various offices delivered their speech to a room of their peers, teachers, and a few parents. I was so proud of Melia. She was very poised …