There's no such thing as 'happily ever after'. I'll always have more work to do.
It was released on Cartoon Network on September 2, 2019.
The film was first announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 during the Steven Universe panel. A DVD set was released on November 12, 2019, alongside the soundtrack. The film runs at approximately 82 minutes long.
The movie is set two years after the events of "Change Your Mind" and features a visibly older Steven in his sixteenth year against a world filled with new developments. The official synopsis follows:
After an introduction from the Diamonds telling the story of Steven, and how he established an era of peace for all Gems, White Diamond announces to all Gems in the entire universe that Steven Universe (now 16 years old) is finally ready to fulfill his mother's role as a new leader: a hybrid Gem monarch of the Great Diamond Authority to take his rightful place on his mother's throne. So Steven greets the citizens of the Gem Homeworld and other colonies through a broadcast, announcing that he already has a rightful place: Earth where he lives with his friends. As he's done dismantling the empire and saving all of the planets, he can't wait to go back home and spend time with his friends. However, after the broadcast, the Diamonds try to persuade him to stay to fulfill Pink Diamond's role as a leader, but he kindly turns down the offer. Back on Earth, Connie welcomes Steven back and asked what took him so long. Steven felt so tired and embarrassed that the Diamonds wanted him to rule the universe 24/7 and since Connie kissed him on his cheek as he had a crush on her and sees her off to space camp. Steven embraces the peaceful life he's living, as well as Pearl, Garnet, and Amethyst, all celebrating their newfound "Happily ever after".
Almost immediately afterward, a giant drill lands on the hillside of Beach City, and Spinel, a deranged, cartoonish Gem, appears, announcing her intent to kill Steven and the rest of the life on Earth. Using a scythe-like weapon, she poofs Pearl, Garnet, and Amethyst. She intends to do the same to Steven, but his body remains unharmed. Realizing that he doesn't poof as easily as other gems do, Spinel mocks Steven saying that his human half will not withstand her injector, right before Steven snatches her scythe and poofs her. Exhausted, Steven tries to bubble Spinel but fails in the process. He notices that his gem is not functioning properly.
Back at the beach house, Steven calls his father, Greg, for help; he is just as shocked and confused as Steven is. Greg is certain, however, that in a matter of seconds, the Gems will soon regenerate. His prediction was right, as the Gems did regenerate their bodies (including Ruby and Sapphire separately), but obtained their primary clothing from their first formations. In addition, their memories have been erased; with Pearl assuming that she is Greg's servant. Even Spinel regenerates but remains a goofy and happy-go-lucky Gem whose sole purpose is to entertain her "best friend" (Steven). Steven and Spinel take Ruby and Sapphire to seek advice from Peridot, Lapis Lazuli, and Bismuth.
Bismuth identifies Spinel's scythe as a "Rejuvenator", a device that can reset the mind of a Gem back to when they were first created. Steven because of his nature as a human gem hybrid doesn't poof, but he is discouraged from the loss of his powers from his gem half taking the hit, making him feel like he went right back to the start of struggling with his powers. The three of them encourage Steven not to give up. Spinel compares the situation to a puzzle, suggesting that they find the Gems' "missing pieces" to restore their memories, inspiring Steven to try to reenact Ruby and Sapphire's first fusion. Steven thinks of a dangerous situation that would cause Ruby to save Sapphire from getting hurt, but even while trying to reenact that sort of situation, he cannot bring himself to hurt them. Spinel's antics cause scaffolding to collapse, almost crushing Ruby, who has no regrets of getting shattered within a day; until Sapphire shoves her to safety, the pair fuse into Garnet, but questions everything, indicating she still has no memory of her life.
After finding Amethyst, Steven attempts to reenact the same experiences the two had together. Successfully, Steven recovers Amethyst's memory. Peridot discovers that the drill is injecting a toxic chemical that will kill all organic life on Earth. They then come to the conclusion that Spinel would be the only one who knows how to remove the Injector, so they need to bring her memories back. Steven remembers back when Spinel attacked them, Pearl seemed to know who she was. In order to revive Pearl's memory, the group takes her to a Sadie Killer and the Suspects concert, in the hope their music will bring back her memories of rebellion, but Pearl says that as long as Greg exists she will obey him. Steven uses what little energy he has left to fuse with Greg, which enables Pearl to recover her memory. Though it was a success, Steven is shown to be weaker than before and sees Spinel, who is overcome with sadness flees. Pearl rushes to his aid and informs Steven that Spinel was once Pink Diamond's playmate in her garden and that she hasn't seen her for 6,000 years. Steven tries to catch up to Spinel while riding Lion.
After sending Lion to retrieve Connie from space camp, Steven finds Spinel crying at his conservatory in his house. She explained that she started experiencing familiar emotions, which Steven is aiming for. He asks her if she remembers Pink's Garden. She smiles briefly but then activates the Warp Pad in frustration. Spinel takes Steven to a desolate garden in space and reveals her backstory: she was Pink Diamond's playmate until the other Diamonds gave Pink her own colony. She was eager to go to Earth with her, but Pink told Spinel to wait for her in the garden as if it were a game they were playing. Standing still in the garden for 6,000 years, Spinel learned that Era 3 has begun and Pink Diamond's fate via Steven's broadcast (from the beginning of the movie.) Remembering Pink's betrayal, Spinel regains her memories, and reforms back to the deranged version she was seen earlier. Steven understands everything now and then tells her that she isn't the only one Pink hurt. He tells Spinel that she should, and will eventually, find a better friend who won't hurt her. At that moment, she believes she found the friend she was looking for.
Back in Beach City, Spinel turns off the drill, but when Steven begins shifting his attention back to everyone else and focuses on how to remove the toxic chemical from Earth, she accuses him of just using her and then abandoning her (like Pink did) or planning to wipe her memory again after discovering that he kept the Rejuvenator with him (but in reality, had nowhere else to put it). Paranoid, she turns the drill back on and attacks Steven. As he tries to explain the truth to her and breaks the Rejuvenator, Garnet recovers her memory. Steven sends the others out to rescue the humans of Beach City while he confronts Spinel alone. Refusing to listen, Spinel punches Steven (receiving a bloody nose in the process) and expresses her rage by nearly dropping Steven off of her injector. Not understanding why his powers aren't working, Spinel mocks Steven as to how he used to save the entire universe. However, Steven finally realizes why his Gem powers have not yet returned: his desire for an unchanging "happily ever after" has left him resistant to the very notion of growth and change, which he needs to re-experience. Embracing this fact, he regains his powers and battles Spinel. Still being stubborn, and fed up with his singing, Spinel punches Steven right towards the top of the injector. Spinel vents out her rage on him even further, but then realizes that compared to Pink, Steven liked her better than she ever did, and comes to the conclusion that hurting Steven will not make her feel better, and relents.
The injector starts to explode, but Steven and Spinel are unharmed (thanks to his bubble). Steven is given the idea to use his healing powers to restore the planet's ecosystem, only by a small portion. After Spinel apologizes for the mess, the Diamonds suddenly arrive and state their intention to live on Earth with Steven, before they notice the planet's condition. Suddenly, he introduces Spinel to them and they take an immediate liking to her and her goofy personality. The Diamonds accept her in place of Steven and she happily goes with them, now with people who will love her unconditionally. Steven and his friends gather to rebuild Beach City, thanks in part to Steven's healing powers undoing the damage of the poison (and the ocean starts to dissolve the poison), and after the town has been rebuilt they're having a dinner party. Steven, Pearl, Garnet, Amethyst, Connie, and Greg perform the Broadway-style song, "Finale".
- Spinel (debut)
- Lapis Lazuli
- Connie Maheswaran
- Greg Universe
- The Great Diamond Authority
- Blue Pearl (non-speaking)
- Yellow Pearl
- Steg (debut)
- Alexandrite (non-speaking)
- The Off Colors
- Citizens of Beach City
- Nanefua Pizza
- Sadie Killer and the Suspects
- Bill Dewey (non-speaking)
- Harold Smiley (non-speaking)
- Ronaldo Fryman (non-speaking)
- Onion (non-speaking)
- Vidalia (cameo; non-speaking)
- Yellowtail (cameo; non-speaking)
- Peedee Fryman (cameo; non-speaking)
- Mr. Fryman (cameo; non-speaking)
- Kiki Pizza (cameo; non-speaking)
- Kofi Pizza (cameo; non-speaking)
- Barbara Miller (cameo; non-speaking)
- Jamie (cameo; non-speaking)
- Cat Steven
- Various Unknown Gems (non-speaking)
- Various Uncorrupted Gems
- Snowflake Obsidian (non-speaking)
- Biggs Jasper (non-speaking)
- Ocean Jasper (non-speaking)
- Crazy Lace Agate (non-speaking)
- Zebra Jasper (non-speaking)
- Blue Lace Agate (non-speaking)
- Lace Amethyst (non-speaking)
- Angel Aura Quartz (non-speaking)
- Nephrites (non-speaking)
- Quartz Monsters (non-speaking)
- Heaven Beetle (non-speaking)
- Earth Beetle (non-speaking)
- Larimar (non-speaking)
- Watermelon Tourmaline, a fusion (non-speaking)
- Orange Spodumene (non-speaking)
- Jasper (debut regeneration; imagined)
- Nephrite (as the Centipeetle Mother; imagined)
- "Doc" (imagined)
- "Eyeball" (imagined)
- Holly Blue Agate (imagined)
- Aquamarine (imagined)
- Topaz (imagined)
- Carnelian (imagined)
- Flower Monster (imagined)
- "Skinny" Jasper (imagined)
- Three "Famethyst" Amethysts, including 8XJ (imagined)
- Peridots (non-speaking)
- Topazes (non-speaking)
- Another Heaven and Earth Beetle (non-speaking)
- a blue Zircon and a yellow Zircon (non-speaking)
- Universe (debut)
- Homeworld's Galaxy
- Milky Way Galaxy
- Solar System
- Beach City
- Little Homeworld (debut)
- Prime Kindergarten
- Space Camp (mentioned)
- Jupiter (debut)
- Solar System
- Pink Diamond's Garden (debut)
- Spinel's Injector (debut)
- Gem Rejuvenator (debut)
- Visor Robonoids (debut)
- Greg's Van
- Jenny's Car
- Warp Pad
- Diamond Communicator
- Diamond Ships
- Connie's Sword
The movie included collaborations with several outside musical artists in different kinds of genres, as well as regular contributors to the franchise:
- Estelle (voice of Garnet)
- Aimee Mann (voice of Opal)
- Patti LuPone (voice of Yellow Diamond)
- Uzo Aduba (voice of Bismuth)
- Aivi & Surasshu
- Jeff Liu
- Mike Krol
- Jeff Ball
- Chance the Rapper
- James Fauntleroy
- Grant Henry (Stemage)
- Julian "Zorsy" Sanchez
- Macie Stewart
- Ted Leo (voice of Steg) 
- Main article: Steven Universe: The Movie (Original Soundtrack)
- "The Tale of Steven"
- "Let Us Adore You"
- "Happily Ever After"
- "Other Friends"
- "True Kinda Love"
- "Let Us Adore You (Reprise)"
- "True Kinda Love" (Music Video Version) [Digital Bonus Track]
- "Once Upon a Time"
- "Message to the Universe"
- "Home Sweet Home"
- "We Are the Crystal Gems" (motifs)
- "Strong in the Real Way" (motifs)
- "Lion's Theme" (shortened)
- "Stronger Than You" (motifs)
- "Amethyst's Theme" (shortened)
- "Bismuth's Forge" (shortened)
- "Little Peridot" (shortened)
- "Mirror Gem" (shortened)
- "Tower of Mistakes" (motifs)
- "The Arrival"
- "One on One"
- "With Friends Like These"
- "Crystal Gem Huddle"
- "Hijinks Will Ensue"
- "Search Party"
- "Echoes of Friendship"
- "Our Handshake"
- "No Ordinary Injector"
- "Let's Duet"
- "Running Out of Time"
- "Feelings Flooding Back"
- "A Special World"
- "Downward Spiral"
- "The Missing Piece"
- "Not Good at All"
- "There’s No Such Thing as Happily Ever After"
- "Are We Interrupting Something?"
- The movie was executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Rebecca Sugar. Co-executive producers included Kat Morris, Joe Johnston, Alonso Ramirez Ramos (known for storyboarding 14 episodes of the series Gravity Falls), and Ian Jones-Quartey.
- Rebecca Sugar also served as the film's director.
- Former Crewniverse member Ian Jones-Quartey was also involved in the film's story.
- Storyboard work on the movie took place between late 2017 and early 2018.
- Christopher Pianka, otherwise known for The Owl House, was credited as a storyboard artist on the movie.
- It was animated by Sunmin Image Pictures Co. and Rough Draft Korea Co.
- The title sequences were animated by Chromosphere Studio.
- On June 13, 2019, Chance the Rapper and Gallant were announced to be new musical additions to the cast.
- The official trailer for the movie was released on July 19, 2019, during the Steven Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
An artbook by Ryan Sands and Rebecca Sugar, The Art of Steven Universe: The Movie, was published by Dark Horse and released on March 3, 2020.
- The movie seems to take place over May 21–22, as seen on Sadie Killer and the Suspects' poster.
- Given Steven's birthday is August 15, this would mean that Steven is 16 years, 9 months, and 6 days old in the movie.
- However, according to Maya Petersen, the poster was not meant to confirm the date of the movie. It was just the date that she drew the poster.
- May 21st was also when the pilot of Steven Universe was released on Cartoon Network's video platform.
- The mysterious treasure chest in Lion's mane has been opened during the two-year time-skip, although its contents are still unknown.
- At the end of the first airing of "Change Your Mind", the teaser trailer played revealing a part of the planned release date.
- The brief glimpses of the Gems in the teaser shows them in their pre-regeneration outfits. This was most obvious with Garnet's visor being their original shape instead of the top of a star. This was likely done to avoid spoiling the Diamond Days arc's mass regeneration, though their appearances were not updated for the trailer shown after "Change Your Mind" first aired on television.
- A video by Cartoon Network (featuring sketches by Rebecca Sugar and interviews with Sugar and Zach Callison) confirmed that the movie would take place approximately two years after Season 5.
- Various Gems — Peridots, Topazes, a blue Zircon, and a yellow Zircon, and other Gems — are seen in the crowd that receives Steven's message.
- Ted Leo (the voice of Steg) sings with Aimee Mann (the voice of Opal) in "Independent Together". In real life, they make up the musical duo The Both.
- The film currently holds a 100% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator.
- The film has a general theme of "stories", interspersed throughout the songs, dialogue, and plot:
- The opening number of "The Tale of Steven" features a storybook of the show's history and plot (also a reference to the old openings of classic Disney movies; see below).
- The arc words "once upon a time" and "happily ever after" are featured— phrases often respectively used at the beginning and end of fairy tales.
- During "Other Friends", Spinel says that she's "heard the story over and over again" and "[doesn't] like how it ends".
- In "Drift Away", she mentions discovering Pink Diamond's fate— learning "about how the story ends".
- This is the first time a Gem that initially has intentions on killing Steven recognizes him as his own person rather than Rose or Pink.
- In Spinel's original/reset form, her three eyelashes are above her eyes. In her current form, these lines (now thicker) are below her eyes. In addition to referencing her upside-down gemstone, they also now resemble running mascara from crying.
- While in her reset form, when Spinel angrily exclaims "No!", her eyelashes briefly switch to being below her eyes (as they are in her current form).
- When Steven and Spinel are searching for Amethyst, Onion appears in every shot of the four different places shown.
- Pearl's "customization feature" that appears before she reforms is in the shape of an oyster. Pearls in real life are made from oysters.
- This is the first time Opal is shown voluntarily un-fusing rather than falling apart or poofing.
- As Spinel waits for Pink Diamond in the flashback, forget-me-not flowers can be seen in the background, symbolizing the hope she had for her to eventually return.
- Additionally, before Pink leaves her in the garden, red spider lilies can be seen in the background. Some legends say that when you see someone that you may never meet again, these flowers bloom along the path.
- When Garnet reforms, you can see that in between the reformations, Ruby and Sapphire are dancing together.
- The outfits worn by Steven, Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Connie in "Finale" resemble the outfits worn by them in a 2016 San Diego Comic-Con poster.
- A cut scene from the film, as revealed by Amish Kumar's storyboards included Vidalia and Steven in her art studio, finding Amethyst shapeshifted into a bucket, due to her being distraught.
- Additionally, there is a cut tap dance sequence while Steven and Amethyst are on the train during "No Matter What".
- The poster for the movie was drawn by Joe Johnston, inked by Danny Hynes, and colored by Charles Hilton. 
- Each line Garnet said in her rejuvenated form was a question, with the exception of when she was about to regain her memories.
- The movie was set to be shown in select theaters as a Fathom Event on March 23rd, 2020, but was eventually canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
- A sing-along version of the film premiered on March 6, 2020.
- "Other Friends" and "Drift Away" end in similar ways:
- Other Friends ends with three 'other's and then the word 'friends'. Drift Away ends with three 'drift's and then the word 'away', meaning both songs end with the same word three times and then another word to follow it.
- This is Pink Diamond's last physical appearance in the franchise.
- Amethyst plays the drums for Sadie Killer and the Suspects' song "Disobedient", a skill she was shown to have in the episode "Steven and the Stevens".
- Several objects referencing past episodes are shown in Steven's new room. These include:
- The Moon Goddess Statue (from "Cheeseburger Backpack"),
- A roll of duct tape (referencing "House Guest")
- Greg and Rose's photo, with the new frame, as well a box with the word "keep" on it (both from "Maximum Capacity"),
- Greg's album Space Train to the Cosmos (from "Story for Steven"),
- An Explorer Gal toy (from "Onion Friend"),
- Steven's "World's Best Stephen" mug (from "Catch and Release"),
- A mug of pine needle tea (which Steven first drinks in "Gem Hunt"),
- Vidalia's painting of Garnet and Steven (from "Pool Hopping"),
- What seems to be a Lonely Blade poster (for a film entitled Lonely),
- In the living room, more objects referencing past episodes are seen, including:
- The remains/hilt of Rose's Sword (which was broken in "Reunited"), seen on one of Steven's shelves,
- A T-shirt cannon and sunglasses used by Steven in "Shirt Club",
- A baseball (referencing "Hit the Diamond"),
- A box containing Conquerors of Eldermore (one of the games mentioned in "The Test"),
- A box of a game called A Game which was occasionally shown on the shelves of the old beach house,
- An umbrella which resembles the umbrella occasionally shown hanging in the old Beach House (possibly the same umbrella),
- Rose's painting which previously hung above the front door of the old Beach House,
- Nephrite's drawing from "Monster Reunion",
- A mug saying "I ❤️ E C" ("I Love Empire City"), similar to the one seen on Sardonyx's desk in "Know Your Fusion",
- An image of the Barn before it was destroyed in "Reunited".
- As Nanefua Pizza is still mayor (after the events of "Dewey Wins"), Bill Dewey is shown to still be an employee of the Big Donut (after the events of "Letters to Lars").
- The Thunderbird shirt is seen still hanging on Lion's tree inside the Pink Dimension, as well as the branch Steven broke in "Bismuth", suggesting the tree can never grow back, despite the two-years span.
- Lars is seen baking a purple ube roll, a Filipino yam dessert first shown in "The Good Lars".
- Bismuth's new forge features the old sword from the previous forge first seen in "Bismuth".
- Peridot is once again seen watching Camp Pining Hearts (which she first watched in "Log Date 7 15 2").
- Various past forms of the Gems (or past forms yet unseen) are seen when reforming (or in stylized flashbacks, in Pearl's case):
- Amethyst's big-ear form, Pearl-like form, and half-muscular form can be seen as she is transforming into her regular self after "No Matter What".
- Garnet is shown in the silhouette of various past forms/regenerations that resemble those of a Hessonite, Pyrope, and Demantoid.
- During Pearl's stylized flashback scene before her regeneration, she takes the form of her design created for the Pilot. This is mostly noticeable due to her hair having the pointed front, which is unique to the original pilot design.
- Peridot being worried that she would "lose all her character development" after touching the Gem Rejuvenator refers to the events of her adjustment on Earth during "Catch and Release" to "Message Received" and onward.
- The way Steven and Amethyst cheat at Skee Ball by sitting atop the machine and dropping the balls in is a nod to when Amethyst did the same in "Arcade Mania".
- The train route which was shown previously in "On the Run" and "Back to the Kindergarten" is once again used to travel to the Prime Kindergarten— this time by Amethyst, Steven, and Spinel.
- Greg's storage unit first shown in "Maximum Capacity" reappears and seems to have remained tidy after having being cleaned out three years prior.
- Steven and Greg agree to let Amethyst shapeshift into Rose in a further attempt to revive Pearl's memories, despite their obvious discomfort over it. This is a nod back to when Amethyst used the form to torment Greg in "Maximum Capacity".
- Garnet saying everyone is safe and accounted for may be a reference to "Dewey Wins".
- Peridot, Bismuth, and Lapis all recalling how long it took them to stop trying to kill Steven refer to previous episodes;
- Peridot saying it was a few months, referring to the events from "Friend Ship" up to "Catch and Release".
- Bismuth saying it took about a day and a half, referring to the events of "Bismuth" to her return in "Made of Honor".
- Lapis jokingly saying she's still on the fence, making subtle references to "Ocean Gem".
- During the opening credits, Earth and the Sun are pointing northeast, similarly to the intro for the nature documentary series Planet Earth, where the sun is in the center east while Earth is pointing east.
- Spinel's behavior and mannerisms are akin to rubber hose animation, an early style of animation originating in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Its name is derived from the rubber-like features prominent in cartoon characters from the era, which included arms, and sometimes legs, that are able to stretch and flow without any apparent articulation (no hinged wrists or joints).
- Additionally, Spinel speaks in a dialect associated with that era, using expressions such as "gee" and "swell".
- Spinel's hair is similar to Mickey Mouse's ears; regardless of which direction she faces, her two hair tufts always stay at the same place along the outline of her head.
- In addition to her elasticity, Spinel pulling out a giant fist to punch Steven is a reference to Monkey D. Luffy's gum-gum attack from the anime One Piece.
- Spinel's squeaky footsteps, in addition to referencing the bounciness of "rubber hose" animation, may be a reference to SpongeBob SquarePants.
- The musical opening of the film "The Tale of Steven" is a reference to the old openings in classic Disney animated films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Cinderella (1950), and Sleeping Beauty (1959).
- Spinel's plan to end Steven's "happily ever after" is similar to the movie Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, where Lady Tremaine uses the magic wand to turn back time and shatter Cinderella's happily ever after.
- A picture of Connie dressed similarly to Lana from Future Boy Conan can be seen in Steven's room in the background. Rebecca and Ian have mentioned being big fans of the show.
- At Greg's storage area, when Garnet is seen lying on a box, she says "Do you want the red cable, or the blue cable?" which is a possible reference to The Matrix.
- The posters advertising the Sadie Killer and the Suspects gig outside the warehouse features a design similar to that of the flag commonly associated with libertarian socialism, a political philosophy rooted in anti-authoritarianism and criticism of capitalism and wage labor relationships within the workplace, themes that are often explored in songs performed by Sadie.
- At the concert, Buck Dewey is wearing an outfit reminiscent of the musician Prince.
- His silver electric guitar resembles the Ibanez S-Series.
- During "Other Friends", Spinel swings onto a building in a Spider-Man-like pose.
- Spinel mentions to White, Yellow, and Blue Diamond that she had been waiting for Pink Diamond for 6,000 years, and claims she could do that standing on her head. This references one of Paulie's lines from an early episode of The Sopranos.
- Yellow Diamond's gem disappears after being uncovered by her hand during "Let Us Adore You".
- When Spinel activates the Gem Injector, the star on Pearl's jacket is missing.
- When Spinel kicks Steven in the face, when he lands next to the gems, a tear can be seen on his shirt, despite him not getting such tear until later in the film.
- When Spinel is walking on the roof of the lighthouse during "Other Friends", an in-between frame is missing the moment she starts walking.
- In "Other Friends", after Spinel poofs Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, Spinel's arms are the same color of white as her pants.
- During the scene when Steven said, "No idea", to Greg, the star on his shirt is missing.
- The tools Peridot throws out from her garbage bin disappear in the next scene.
- When Spinel "tags" Amethyst, in one frame her gem is missing its facet.
- The crowd at the rock show switches places between scenes.
- Steg's second right arm disappeared for second several times.
- When Pearl and Amethyst are dancing with each other in the air during "Independent Together", the star on the back of Pearl's jacket is missing for several seconds until the two of them fall downwards and fuse.
- Right before Steg and Opal rise into the air after she fuses, part of Pearl's gem on Opal is incorrectly colored black.
- When Garnet looks to her right with crossed arms in "True Kinda Love", the rings switch colors.
- During the live broadcast, Spinel is seen facing the communicator with the vines clinging onto her legs. But during the scene where Spinel explains her backstory, she is seen facing sideways from where Steven's message was being broadcasted, which then makes her turn to her left to watch the live announcement.
- Although Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl were running towards Spinel before she was about to attack them with the Gem rejuvenator, they appeared to be facing the opposite direction when being sliced. However, this was probably done on purpose for a dramatic effect.
- In "Found", when Spinel picks up her hand to hold Steven's, everything from her elbow up is missing for a brief second.
- During the song "Change", Spinel enlarges her right hand and punches Steven with it, but after landing her punch, her enlarged hand was changed into her left hand.
- Amethyst's gem facet changes direction for a few minutes after she reformed.
- When Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl run towards Spinel, Spinel's legs (which should be wrapped around the injector) are missing.
- Right when Steven poofs Spinel with the Rejuvenator, as Spinel's gemstone falls, it is a right side up heart, opposite to her new form during "Other Friends" where it is upside down.
- When Spinel says, "Just can it, won't ya?!" her gem wasn't upside down.
- During the last chorus of No Matter What, the last time they say "be right by your side," in one shot there is a small black dot in Amethyst's hair that disappears when she turns her head.
- When Steven says "You're sure you can handle them? They're not exactly easy to get along with," there is a small gap in the outline between his mouth and nose.
- The amp meter outside the van while Greg is preparing for the concert turns into a guitar while Pearl is absorbing it.
- Steven's left nostril is bleeding after Spinel punches him but in the next scene, he is bleeding from his right nostril only.
- In the credits during 'The Tale of Steven' Patti LuPone's name is in a different text style to the rest of the cast names.
International premiere dates
|USA||September 2, 2019||Cartoon Network|
|Canada||September 7, 2019||Cartoon Network Canada|
|Philippines||September 28, 2019||Cartoon Network Asia|
|Hong Kong||2019||Cartoon Network|
|UK||October 1, 2019||Cartoon Network UK|
|Latin America||October 7, 2019||
Cartoon Network Latin America
|Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay||October 24, 2019||Cinemark and Hoyts theaters|
|France||October 27, 2019||Cartoon Network France|
|Southeast Asia||December 21, 2019||Cartoon Network Southeast Asia|
|Italy||March 20, 2020||Cartoon Network Italy|
|Central and Eastern Europe||May 9, 2020||Cartoon Network CEE|
|Poland||May 17, 2020||Cartoon Network Poland|
|Germany||May 4, 2020
May 30, 2020
Cartoon Network Germany
|Netherlands||May 31, 2020||Cartoon Network Netherlands|
July 3, 2020
VoD (Cartoon Network Premium)
|Spain||September 18, 2020||HBO Spain|
|Denmark||October 3, 2020||Cinemark|
|Japan||December 24, 2020||Boomerang Japan|
|Scandinavian||January 15, 2021||HBO Nordic|
|Turkey||September 19, 2021||SinemaTV Aile|
|Bulgaria||May 30, 2022||HBO Max|
View the episode's transcript here.
- "The director is @rebeccasugar. I don't think anyone else can do it ianjq on Twitter
- "See the teaser for Steven Universe: The Movie, announced at Comic-Con" – Entertainment Weekly
- "CN: Steven Universe: The Movie (DVD)" – Amazon
- Movie on Google Play
- "Release date and track list for the Steven Universe: The Movie soundtrack" – CartoonNetworkPR on Twitter
- "Alonso Ramirez Ramos (Disney’s Mickey Mouse Shorts, Steven Universe Movie)" – Vital Thrills, in regard to announced WonderCon 2019 panelists
- "The #SUMovie teaser! I returned to the Crewniverse to be on the story team for this! We cooked up something exciting & I can't wait for you to see more!" – ianjq on Twitter
- "Storyboard Artist – Steven Universe (Movie) / Nov 2017 – Feb 2018" – Christopher Pianka (LinkedIn profile)
- "Today, members of our animation team at Sunmin Image Pictures Co. came to visit! They are hard at work on the movie, have we mentioned that we’re working on a movie? Here’s the Storyboard for the movie!" – Steven Crewniverse on Tumblr
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- "Featuring all NEW songs by @rebeccasugar in collaboration with @chancetherapper, @EstelleDarlings, @PattiLuPone, @UzoAduba, @SoGallant, @aimeemann and more! – Cartoon Network on Twitter
- Steven's New Neck | Steven Universe The Movie | Cartoon Network
-  Joe Johnston on Instagram