One of the (all-too-few) bright spots about this week’s Oscar nominations was the well-deserved nod to adorably heartwarming “Hair Love”, the animated short from writer Matthew A. Cherry.
The story follows a little girl and her dad’s journey towards getting the perfect hairstyle, and has an ending that’s as sure to tug at your tear ducts as Up‘s opening act (in fact Up animator Everett Downing Jr. was one of the directors). Watch it for free now.
The short boasts a lot of talent, like Issa Rae who provides the voice for the mother and Jordan Peele who served as co-executive producer.
The movie was financed by a viral Kickstarter that sought to pull in $75,000 and ended up pulling in about $300,000.