How Lion Forge, the Black-Owned Studio Behind Oscar-Winning ‘Hair Love,’ Plans to Shake up the World of Animation

Not many companies can say they won an Academy Award with their first film. But Lion Forge Animation’s Carl Reed and David Steward II, who formed the U.S.’s only Black-owned animation studio last year to address a lack of representation in the genre, took home the hardware in February for the studio’s involvement in animated short ” Hair Love.”