These viral moments — like Chance the Rapper’s tweet and Dave East’s sweet photo — didn’t just cause him to start perusing the Babies “R” Us aisles. They also motivated him to create Hair Love, a Pixar-style animated short film about a Black father, Stephen, trying to do his daughter Zuri’s hair before a big event. Cherry, who has nearly 73,000 followers on Twitter, began dropping hints about the project on July 3 by sharing a black-and-white sketch of Zuri. On July 10, he launched his Kickstarter campaign to get the movie up and running. And today, he’s already met $27,757 of his $75,000 goal (and counting). For what it’s worth, Hair Love has some pretty impressive production credits. For example: Animator Frank Abney is currently working on Incredibles 2 and Peter Ramsey, who’s an executive producer on the film, is the first Black director to direct a feature-length animated film, Rise of The Guardians.
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