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Steven Universe: The Movie is an upcoming feature film musical based on Steven Universe that will air on Cartoon Network[2] on September 2, 2019.[3] It was first announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 during the Steven Universe panel. A DVD set will be released on November 12, 2019.[4] The film runs at approximately 82 minutes long.[5]


The movie is set two years after the events of Season 5 and features a visibly older Steven in his sixteenth year against a world filled with new developments. The official synopsis follows:

Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but when a new threat comes to Beach City, Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.[6]





Musical contributors

The movie will include collaborations with several outside musical artists in different kinds of genres, as well as regular contributors to the franchise:

A new soundtrack is scheduled to be released both physically and digitally alongside the film.

Songs [7]




  • The movie is executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Rebecca Sugar. Co-executive producers include Kat Morris, Joe Johnston, Alonso Ramirez Ramos[8] (known for storyboarding 14 episodes of the series Gravity Falls), and Ian Jones-Quartey.
  • Rebecca Sugar also serves as the film's director.[1]
  • Former Crewniverse member Ian Jones-Quartey is also involved in the film's story.[9]
  • Storyboard work on the movie took place between late 2017 and early 2018.[10]
    • Christopher Pianka, otherwise known for The Owl House, is credited[10] as a storyboard artist on the movie.
  • It is to be animated by Sunmin Image Pictures Co.[11]
  • On June 13, 2019, Chance the Rapper and Gallant were announced to be new musical additions to the cast.[12]
  • The official trailer for the movie was released on July 19th, 2019 during the Steven Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con.


An artbook, The Art of Steven Universe: The Movie, published by Dark Horse, will be made by Ryan Sands and Rebecca Sugar and released alongside the premiere of the movie. It can be pre-ordered through Amazon, Barnes & Noble,, and at your local comic shop. This unique, 96-page zine-like softcover retails for $19.99.[13]



  • 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. Steven receives a new design first shown in the official poster. Steven, in his 16-year-old design, now wears a blue star shirt with a pink jacket, is taller, and has a visible neck.[14]

Cultural References

  • Spinel's mannerism and behaviour is akin to rubber hose animation, an early style of animation originating in the United States during the 1920s. 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).
  • 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-authortarianism and criticism of capitalism and wage labour relationships within the workplace.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The director is @rebeccasugar. I don't think anyone else can do it ianjq on Twitter
  2. "See the teaser for Steven Universe: The Movie, announced at Comic-Con" – Entertainment Weekly
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3
  4. "CN: Steven Universe: The Movie (DVD)" – Amazon
  5. Movie on Google Play
  6. "‘Steven Universe The Movie’ Adds Chance The Rapper, Patti LuPone And More To Musical" – Deadline
  7. "Release date and track list for the Steven Universe: The Movie soundtrack" – CartoonNetworkPR on Twitter
  8. "Alonso Ramirez Ramos (Disney’s Mickey Mouse Shorts, Steven Universe Movie)" – Vital Thrills, in regard to announced WonderCon 2019 panelists
  9. "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
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Storyboard Artist – Steven Universe (Movie) / Nov 2017 – Feb 2018" – Christopher Pianka (LinkedIn profile)
  11. "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
  12. "Featuring all NEW songs by @rebeccasugar in collaboration with @chancetherapper, @EstelleDarlings, @PattiLuPone, @UzoAduba, @SoGallant, @aimeemann and more! – Cartoon Network on Twitter
  13. "'The Art of Steven Universe The Movie' Art Book Announced" – Comic Book
  14. Steven's New Neck | Steven Universe The Movie | Cartoon Network

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