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Watch: Sony Pictures’ New Animated Short Film “Hair Love” Is A Must-see!

By Violet Johnson
07 December 2019   |   8:31 am
Sony Pictures Animation has officially released the short film Hair Love which was shared across social media - Instagram, YouTube, Twitter. Written by former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry, the six-minute animated film tells the story about a father learning to do his daughter’s Afro-textured hair for the first time in the absence of her mother. “I…

A scene from “Hair Love” | Photo: Essence

Sony Pictures Animation has officially released the short film Hair Love which was shared across social media – Instagram, YouTube, Twitter.

Written by former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry, the six-minute animated film tells the story about a father learning to do his daughter’s Afro-textured hair for the first time in the absence of her mother.

“I have a lot of friends who are young fathers,” Cherry, who is not a father himself, said in an interview. “Black fathers get one of the worst raps in terms of stereotypes—we’re deadbeats, we’re not around. The people I know are extremely involved in their kids’ lives.”

Hair Love was originally released as an opener for Angry Birds 2 this past summer and was funded through a Kickstarter campaign which attracted filmmakers Everett Downing Jr. and Bruce Smith.

The film also has a children’s picture book companion that was illustrated by New York Times bestselling author Vashti Harrison, published through Penguin Kids in May.

Watch Hair Love below: