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

Hair Love, an Oscar-nominated 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.



  • Bawling 😭 what a beautiful animation! Bravo 👏 that award was well deserved.

    Nina's Art NibblesNina's Art Nibbles19 dakika önce
  • this is the best thing ive ever seen

    Hannah ChurchHannah Church42 dakika önce
  • Awwww this is so cute it almost made me cry ❣️

    Nimea CrystalNimea CrystalSaatler önce
  • 😭

    Krystal LisboaKrystal LisboaSaatler önce
  • I really enjoyed this...

    Carol SeayCarol Seay2 saatler önce
  • OH MY GOODNESS! What a beautiful short! It sends such a good message and it's gorgeous! The animation is incredible! Love this!

    cas.cading into hellcas.cading into hell2 saatler önce
  • What a rollercoaster of emotions this has been 🤩

    Claudia SilvaClaudia Silva2 saatler önce
  • Stupid girl doesn't even care about her cat

    Helen CoyneHelen Coyne2 saatler önce
    • Oh wait nvm this is quite sad actually

      Helen CoyneHelen Coyne2 saatler önce
  • if only Sony can make all their animated films to be like this...

    TheatreScribbl1TheatreScribbl12 saatler önce
  • I absolutely love this, & it is about time that our crowing glory was front & center.

    hadlee 189hadlee 1892 saatler önce
  • So many twists in 6 minutes. What a lovely story, 100% cried!

    nonamecat02nonamecat022 saatler önce
  • You know is a cartoon because the dad didn't left her.

    6TheBACH6TheBACH3 saatler önce
  • Tears of joy ☺

    Ange JournalsAnge Journals3 saatler önce
  • 😭😭😭😭

    Happy ObanorHappy Obanor3 saatler önce
  • Uno de los mejores cortos que he visto en mi vida!

    Melanie SolanoMelanie Solano3 saatler önce
  • thats such a sweet and lovely story . i cant. im crying))

    Natalia iceNatalia ice3 saatler önce
  • The person wo made this is so talented the animation is the cutest it fulfilled my heart with love bye crying

    Marta TekleMarta Tekle4 saatler önce
  • I wanted to see this short because of its nomination. I liked it, but I highly prefer Kitpull.

    Laura FosseyLaura Fossey4 saatler önce
  • Aww... So cute 😍

    LaVanité JohnsonLaVanité Johnson4 saatler önce
  • Pela capa eu jurei que era a Princesa e o Sapo.

    Nanda OtakaNanda Otaka4 saatler önce
  • Welp, ya did it. I cried. Good job.

    Eden KEden K5 saatler önce
  • Thats a very cute message 🥰

    Beya EstradaBeya Estrada5 saatler önce
  • This comment is totally not appreciating this deep, sad turn of the story, but thank GOD I don't have such hair, I'd just cry every morning and shave it all off eventually.

    Jazz GuitarJazz Guitar5 saatler önce
  • Am I the only one crying when the girl gets the video. I wasn't expecting that. Or the bald mom.

    April JohnsonApril Johnson5 saatler önce
  • Ookaayy, why no bath or shower? Nasty! 👊👊😠

    lisa thomaslisa thomas5 saatler önce
  • 😭😭😭💓💓💓❤️🖤💚

    Shekina WashingtonShekina Washington5 saatler önce
  • Makes me cry every damn time

    Aquila CalvitiumAquila Calvitium6 saatler önce
  • Hear that Disney?no dead parents

    Mina MinaMina Mina6 saatler önce
  • My eyes are malfunctioning

    Bailey RaeBailey Rae6 saatler önce
  • Good stuff.... I really was thinking that I wasn't going to like this but it was an unexpected master piece.

    Ace SandersAce Sanders6 saatler önce
  • As a hairdresser and a grandmother of a 3 1/2 year old with big hair this is great. Been teaching her about products and loving her lucky perfect curls. Now I got to send this to her Dad. Time for him to learn.

    Becca SanchezBecca Sanchez6 saatler önce
  • I know what it feels like to be the girl seeing her mom losing her hair do to cancer. My mom loves her hair and she had to lose it a few times not only to cancer but for several brain surgeries, I came to appreciate the hair I hated so much after seeing my mom crying and feeling bad cause she lost the thing she liked the most about herself. 💜 Tho my hair is straight it does speak to me, too.

    Kath RoKath Ro6 saatler önce
  • Best short film ever😊😊

    Shruti GuhaShruti Guha6 saatler önce
  • lmao that cat is a mess 😂 :keeps watching: And now I'm crying.

    Legendary_iceLegendary_ice7 saatler önce
  • I wasn't ready. Shed so many tears. Beautiful. I hope this wins the oscar

    EvieE1002EvieE10027 saatler önce
  • ❤️

    La Femme NoirLa Femme Noir7 saatler önce
  • Not gonna lie, I want her hair. My hair won’t grow past my shoulders 😤🙄

    Angelic YoutuberAngelic Youtuber7 saatler önce
  • Emotional. It made me cry. I want a girl child first. So that i could comb her hair snd make different hair styles

    Anusha MAnusha M8 saatler önce
  • Hermoso! Like ♥

    Soley HadaSoley Hada8 saatler önce
  • Sad that her mom lost her hair

    Amaria BurnsAmaria Burns8 saatler önce
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    MBrands1969MBrands19698 saatler önce
  • ❤❤

    Galuh Bunga UsadaniGaluh Bunga Usadani9 saatler önce
  • What happens. Cancer well I hope you feel better

    Charmeon CooperCharmeon Cooper9 saatler önce
  • Lindo!!!

    Cássia NunesCássia Nunes9 saatler önce
  • Yasshh!!! Make it into a movie~

    Noviana Al HadiNoviana Al Hadi9 saatler önce
  • Beautiful

    Kathy WilliamsKathy Williams10 saatler önce
  • THIS MOVIE had me bawling. So precious. I pray for a daughter like this whom my bae and I can love on...and a bae that can love on me like this guy do. Oh man....

    anithonoanithono10 saatler önce
  • This is awesome & congrats on being nominated!!! 😊

    LYNDA B.LYNDA B.10 saatler önce
  • I didn't know I was gonna cry!!!!!! I love being Black, We can do anything. simply amazing.

    Cal GrayCal Gray11 saatler önce
  • How can someone dislike this video??? What a masterpiece, thanks for sharing🦋

    Rabéa JabirRabéa Jabir11 saatler önce
  • 이게 뭐라고 눈물이 나노 ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

    타꼬야끼맛있는타꼬야끼맛있는11 saatler önce
  • I love this 🥺😭

    Lawrence ManleyLawrence Manley11 saatler önce
  • Amazing video. So deep. You go daddy. Love your girls. Love do conquer all.

    Kimberley RileyKimberley Riley11 saatler önce
  • Where is the love button?

    sweetpepper13sweetpepper1312 saatler önce
  • Fatima ChohanFatima Chohan12 saatler önce
  • So beautiful 🌺❤️

    Michela MelandriMichela Melandri12 saatler önce
  • I cried

    Aura ZeroAura Zero12 saatler önce
  • This was an amazing and beautiful story about love and acceptance and fatherhood. My mom family and friends always complimented my hair but I struggled with accepting and I would always straighten in so I felt “beautiful” but this animation showed I shouldn’t feel embarrassed or nervous about my hair so I started wearing my hair in natural styles.

    XxDiamond kissesxXXxDiamond kissesxX13 saatler önce
  • Cool! D background music gives positive energy!..kudos to whole team!

    p gp g14 saatler önce
  • I need this to be a full feature length Movie!!

    Johanne RahbækJohanne Rahbæk14 saatler önce
  • The narrator was in night school my Kevin Hart

    Molly amma lifeMolly amma life15 saatler önce
  • This whole animation ❤️❤️❤️❤️ the picture that she gave her mum. The crown on her head. It speaks volumes ❤️

    Harmz LondonHarmz London15 saatler önce
  • Very heartwarming

    mutemute15 saatler önce
  • I’m Latina and I can totally cope with the struggle with ‘Hair Love’ but also what a beautiful message of that hair doesn’t make you. You’re a queen no matter what!

    Diva FaintsDiva Faints15 saatler önce
  • I'm not crying... shut up, I am not! *SNIFF!

    Winter DreamWinter Dream16 saatler önce
  • Shhhhhhh but I am the one ho made the story

    D.I.G PoliceD.I.G Police16 saatler önce
  • I think poo

    D.I.G PoliceD.I.G Police16 saatler önce
  • This was a good video. It showed a black couple in love with a kid & Dad stepping up & his struggle. Tear.

    Tony MolattoTony Molatto16 saatler önce
  • The lil girl so cute

    D.I.G PoliceD.I.G Police16 saatler önce
  • Who disliked this!? HONESTLY!

    Godiraona AveryGodiraona Avery16 saatler önce
Hair Love | Oscar-Nominated Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures Animation