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

  • Published on Dec 5, 2019
  • 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.
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Comments • 30 481

  • Harry Perez
    Harry Perez 5 hours ago

    This has to win The Oscar for animated short film "2o2o"

  • shaila jadhav
    shaila jadhav 5 hours ago

    So lovely yarr

  • Yada Johnson
    Yada Johnson 5 hours ago

    Eeek i thougg the book was so cute ❤ so happy to see a short film now 😊

  • Katsuki Bakugou
    Katsuki Bakugou 6 hours ago

    reminds me of my friend gigi that passed away on 01-26..

  • Olivia Hansen
    Olivia Hansen 6 hours ago

    This is the most adorable thing i have seen in years

  • Saranya Sarma
    Saranya Sarma 6 hours ago

    Brb crying so hard that I can't see what I'm typi.

  • Kata Rajos
    Kata Rajos 8 hours ago

    4700 employees of Disney dislike this video :D.Very beautiful film,deserve the Oscar :)

  • Emereye
    Emereye 9 hours ago

    I never had curly hair but my mom has. Hope she never loses those crazy curls

  • Scarlett M
    Scarlett M 10 hours ago

    this reminds me wayyyy to much of kobe and gigi :(

  • lima akter
    lima akter 11 hours ago

    Lovely 💕

  • Laurin Garcia
    Laurin Garcia 12 hours ago +1

    OK... that made me teary eyed. Good one! Loved it. 💜
    BTW, this brings back so many memories of family doing my hair when I was growing up as an Dominican-American kid. Thank you.

  • Animateducated
    Animateducated 12 hours ago

    Listen in to the Live Streaming interview with Animation Directors, Bruce W. Smith and Everett Downing Jr of this wonderful short! Wed, 1/29/2020 at 10 am pst on Animateducated!

  • Person
    Person 13 hours ago

    You know the people who disliked? They thought it was that dis I like button

    Haha im so funny (sarcasm)

  • meme televisoin
    meme televisoin 13 hours ago +1

    i was actually shocked because she said my daughter zuri and zuri is my actual name so i ran in my moms room and said mommy my name is on youtube and jessie nd she laughed.

  • Eduardo López
    Eduardo López 14 hours ago

    The nearly 5k people who disliked this can seriously burn in hell.

  • Sheila Ferreira
    Sheila Ferreira 14 hours ago

    awwwww 😭😭😭😭😭

  • sexyfatbastid
    sexyfatbastid 14 hours ago

    The boxing match with the hair was hilarious !!

  • ItsBabay
    ItsBabay 15 hours ago

    I can't stop the tears from flowing.

  • Charles And Marys best
    Charles And Marys best 15 hours ago


  • Nicole Cuadra
    Nicole Cuadra 15 hours ago

    Amo que en los créditos se vea a la mama sanando ❤️

  • Loreal Alford
    Loreal Alford 16 hours ago

    Dreads don’t equal irresponsible

  • Jason Regan
    Jason Regan 17 hours ago

    This is one is a cute one

  • Brooklyn Davis
    Brooklyn Davis 17 hours ago +1

    This is the most wholesome video ever 😭😭😊😊😊

  • Sylvia Sid
    Sylvia Sid 17 hours ago

    Simply beautiful. Thank you 🙏🏽

  • Lexton Williams
    Lexton Williams 17 hours ago

    This short film is beautiful it really touches my heart 💕💕💕

  • Art Gozzip Nation
    Art Gozzip Nation 19 hours ago

    At first I thought this was a trailer soon to be movie in theaters dag mannn

  • Art Gozzip Nation
    Art Gozzip Nation 19 hours ago

    Afro pride

  • Harlie Lynn
    Harlie Lynn 19 hours ago

    This was such a beautiful short animation cartoon about some many things. It has so many jewel for you to decipher.

  • ChantelViolet.
    ChantelViolet. 19 hours ago


  • scout island
    scout island 19 hours ago

    one of the only shorts that made me cry like a little baby

  • zjames
    zjames 19 hours ago

    even bald men deserve some hair love

  • Berry Dakara
    Berry Dakara 20 hours ago

    Oh my! What a beautiful film. Beautiful story. I loved every second of it!

  • Shyria Lyons
    Shyria Lyons 21 hour ago


  • magda kowalska
    magda kowalska 21 hour ago

    She have a cancer ,lost her hair ... but still have eyebrows.... my sis lost even her eyebrows not only hair ... do things real 🤨

  • Henbot
    Henbot 21 hour ago

    That was lovely. My mum didnt lose her hair with the chemo so it doesnt actually happen all the time. Great animated short and lovely to see

  • Blue Crow
    Blue Crow 23 hours ago

    I lost it when the dad came in all goofy with that eyebrow wiggle. This was beautiful.

  • Alexa Marie
    Alexa Marie 23 hours ago

    wow, something is in my eye. I cant, I -

  • Betancourt De La Torre
    Betancourt De La Torre 23 hours ago

    this is so sad and happy at the same time

  • Courtney Smith
    Courtney Smith Day ago +1

    I absolutely love this! So heartwarming! 😭❤️

  • Almaskhit Tsizdoyev

    My hair be like

  • Maya just Maya
    Maya just Maya Day ago

    I loved it❤️

  • SirWilliamfrederick Monsieur Le Wok

    a noo ma no paré de llorar... gracias

  • GoldenHellGirl
    GoldenHellGirl Day ago

    I'm crying, but not because of the short film, but because of the people in the comments.. 😊 The connection those mums & daughters with natural kinky hair have is beautiful & very touching.. ☺️ Also a shout out to all the dads who are in the club.. :)

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  • Michelle Celestin Petrill

    I guarantee the 4.7k people who disliked this video, have no way of relating to the story. Family. Hair. Blackness. This was not for them!

  • Or Shimoni
    Or Shimoni Day ago

    Why am I sobbing??😭❤

  • Carole Jones
    Carole Jones Day ago


  • Blessing Uwaje
    Blessing Uwaje Day ago

    Who dislikes a video like this please??? Y'all okay??

    I LOVE IT!!

  • Lupie Traveler
    Lupie Traveler Day ago

    Such a beautiful story

  • nicole gray
    nicole gray Day ago

    So beautiful! Had me crying 😭

  • Lizy Cole
    Lizy Cole Day ago

    I'm autistic and sometimes I want to do creative things like style my hair or make art but it's difficult and I want to quit, but this film reminds me that if I am persistent I CAN DO HARD THINGS

  • Ina Cook
    Ina Cook Day ago

    This is PROFOUND and beautiful...
    I've never seen anything quite like this.
    I'm sending this link to everyone..

  • Ana S.
    Ana S. Day ago

    Kitbull is better. Should win for sure!

  • Bethsabe Hernandez

    This was sad

  • Angie 77
    Angie 77 Day ago

    What a beautiful little film 💖
    My daughter's dad is the one who spends most time doing her hair, it's such a lovely thing to watch, such a beautiful bonding time, one day in my community I'd love to start a daddy daughter hair care class where men could come along with their daughters and learn some cool hairstyles to do and create a lovely bond for life, time just for daddy and daughter 💖 how beautiful would that be

  • Nqmano rubi
    Nqmano rubi Day ago


  • ms. angelιqυe
    ms. angelιqυe Day ago

    Dammit this made me cry 😭😭🥺🥺🥰❤️

  • *:.Midnight pastels.:*

    Why is that box battle me trying to brush my hair?

  • SaberMcTaber
    SaberMcTaber Day ago +1

    She actually looks pretty, with hair or not.