Hair Love | Oscar®-Winning Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures Animation

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  • Published on:  Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Hair Love, an Oscar®-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.

    Directors:
    Matthew A. Cherry (Executive Producer, “BlacKkKlansman”)
    Everett Downing Jr. (Animator, "Up")
    Bruce W. Smith (Creator, “The Proud Family,” Animator, “The Princess and the Frog”)

    Producers:
    Karen Rupert Toliver
    Stacey Newton
    Monica A. Young
    Matthew A. Cherry
    David Steward II
    Carl Reed

    Executive Producers:
    Peter Ramsey (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”)
    Frank Abney (Animator, “Toy Story 4”)

    Features:
    Issa Rae (“Insecure”) as Zuri's mother

    Co-Executive Producers:
    Jordan Peele
    Andrew Hawkins
    Harrison Barnes
    Yara and Keri Shahidi

    Associate Producers:
    N’Dambi Gillespie
    Gabrielle Union-Wade
    Dwayne Wade Jr.
    Gabourey Sidibe
    Stephanie Fredric
    Claude Kelly

    Music Composers:
    Paul Mounsey
    Daniel D. Crawford

    Additional Composer:
    Taylor Graves

    Production Partners:
    Lion Forge Animation
    Chasing Miles
    Matthew A. Cherry Entertainment

    The project is a collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation that was launched as a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 with a fundraising goal of $75,000. Strong support led to the campaign amassing nearly $300,000, making it the most highly-funded short film campaign in Kickstarter history.

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    The picture book “Hair Love” was released by Kokila Books/Penguin Random House on May 14, 2019, and became a New York Times Bestseller.
  • Source: https://youtu.be/kNw8V_Fkw28

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