This heart-warming animated short film “Hair Love”, from director Matthew A. Cherry, features the voice of Issa Rae and focuses on the relationship between an African-American father, his daughter Zuri, and the most challenging task a father could ever come across, making his daughter’s hair.
Hair Love, a debut by Sony Pictures Animation, has Issa Rae as the young girl’s mother. The short film is produced by Karen Rupert Toliver, Stacey Newton, Monica A. Young, Matthew A. Cherry, and Lion Forge Animation’s David Steward II and Carl Reed. Peter Ramsey and Frank Abney serve as executive producers.
The picture book Hair Love was released by Kokila Books/Penguin Random House, on May 14, and became a New York Times Bestseller.
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#HairLove, an animated short film from @MatthewACherry, tells a touching story about a father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. pic.twitter.com/g18uHroJwK
— Sony Pictures Animation (@SonyAnimation) December 5, 2019