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‘Made by Maddie’ Producers Deny Copying ‘Hair Love’ Family (and Cat) for Nick Jr Show

‘Made by Maddie’ Producers Deny Copying ‘Hair Love’ Family (and Cat) for Nick Jr Show

The production company behind Nick Jr.’s upcoming series “Made by Maddie” has issued a statement denying that the preschool series is copying Matthew A. Cherry’s “Hair Love,” following criticisms made by social media users who called out the similarities between the preschool cartoon and the 2019 Oscar-winning short film.

“‘Made by Maddie’ is a preschool show about an 8-year-old girl who uses her fashion sense and design ingenuity to solve problems,” Silvergate Media CEO Waheed Alli said in a statement provided to TheWrap on Wednesday, which was accompanied by concept images of “Made by Maddie” date-stamped between 2017-2018, prior to the August 2019 release of “Hair Love.”

According to Alli, the project was conceived five years ago, before Cherry launched his 2017 Kickstarter campaign for “Hair Love,” which raised $300,000.

“Silvergate Media has been working on the series for the last five years and throughout the production has taken steps to ensure

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