This Director's Popular Animated Short About Natural Hair Is Now Available to View Online

Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Pictures Animation

Director and former NFL player Matthew A. Cherry's beloved "Hair Love" animation was officially turned into a short film earlier this year, and if you weren't able to catch it when it premiered ahead of The Angry Birds Movie 2 back in August, the good news is that it's now available to view online. The 7-minute short tells the story of a young black father learning how to do his daughter's hair for the first time, and Sony released a full video of it on Dec. 5.

Cherry, who previously worked as an executive producer on Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, began working on "Hair Love" in 2017 after launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for its production costs. It was picked up by Sony back in March, and has since received a ton of heartwarming feedback on social media with callouts from actors like James Corden and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Check out the full short below if you're in the mood to cry at your desk today.

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