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

  • 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.

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

    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”)

    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.
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