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.”