Steven Universe: The Movie

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Steven Universe: The Movie
Steven, Amethyst, Pearl, and Garnet are on a cliff, while a pink figure is in the background with her pink upside-down heart-shaped gem shown on her chest and pink eyes exposed.
Teaser poster
Based onSteven Universe
by Rebecca Sugar
Written by
  • Ben Levin
  • Hilary Florido
  • Ian Jones-Quartey
  • Jack Pendarvis
  • Joe Johnston
  • Kat Morris
  • Matt Burnett
  • Rebecca Sugar
Directed by
  • Rebecca Sugar
  • Kat Morris
  • Joe Johnston
Starring
Music by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Rebecca Sugar
Co-executive:
Producer(s)
Running time82 minutes[1]
Production company(s)Cartoon Network Studios
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Release
Original release

Steven Universe: The Movie is an upcoming 2019 American animated musical television film based on the television series Steven Universe. Directed, written, produced and executive produced by series creator Rebecca Sugar, the film takes place two years after the events of the season 5 finale, "Change Your Mind", and stars Zach Callison, Estelle, Michaela Dietz, and Deedee Magno Hall, alongside an ensemble cast reprising their roles from the television series.

The film was announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, and a short teaser trailer was later released on Cartoon Network's YouTube channel. At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, a trailer for the film was released, along with the announcement of a documentary based on the film's creation to be released along with the DVD. The film will premiere at Ace Hotel Los Angeles on August 26, 2019 and release on Cartoon Network by September 2, 2019.

Synopsis[edit]

Two years after the events of "Change Your Mind", Steven (now 16 years old)[2] and his friends are ready to enjoy the rest of their lives peacefully. However, all of that changes when a new sinister Gem arrives, armed with a giant drill that saps the life force of all living things on Earth. In their biggest challenge ever, the Crystal Gems must work together to save all organic life on Earth within 48 hours.[3]

Cast[edit]

The film will feature the main and recurring characters of the series:[4]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The film will be in a musical format with the music made by the series creator Rebecca Sugar and composers Aivi & Surasshu featuring musical collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Gallant, James Fauntleroy, Macie Stewart, Mike Krol, Grant Henry (Stemage), Ted Leo, Jeff Liu, Jeff Ball, and Julian "Zorsy" Sanchez, as well as Estelle and Aimee Mann, who have voice roles.[3] The film is executive produced by Rebecca Sugar.[5] The co-executive producers are Chance the Rapper, Kat Morris, Joe Johnston, Alonso Ramirez Ramos and Ian Jones-Quartey.[5] The film will be directed by Rebecca Sugar, Kat Morris, and Joe Johnston. The writers for the film are Ben Levin, Hilary Florido, Ian Jones-Quartey, Jack Pendarvis, Joe Johnston, Kat Morris, Matt Burnett and Rebecca Sugar. The producers are Alonso Ramirez Ramos, Brian A. Miller, Chance The Rapper, Ian Jones-Quartey, Jackie Buscarino, Jennifer Pelphrey, Joe Johnston, Kat Morris, Rebecca Sugar, Robert Sorcher and Tramm Wigzell.[6]

Marketing[edit]

The film was announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, and a short teaser trailer was later released on Cartoon Network's YouTube channel.[7] A poster was released a week before San Diego Comic-Con 2019, revealing a glimpse of the film's antagonist and a visibly older Steven,[8] setting the film two years after the events of "Change Your Mind".[9]

At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, a trailer for the film was released, along with the announcement of a documentary based on the film's creation to be released along with the DVD.[10]

Release[edit]

The film will premiere on August 26, 2019 at Ace Hotel Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California.[11] The film is scheduled to be released on September 2, 2019 on Cartoon Network,[3] followed by a digital release on September 3.[1] The Movie will be released on DVD by Warner Home Video on November 12, 2019; this release will contain the documentary Behind the Curtain: The Making of Steven Universe The Movie and animatics with commentary.[12]

Music[edit]

The first single from the film's soundtrack, "True Kinda Love", performed by Estelle and Zach Callison, was released on July 19, 2019. The soundtrack will release on September 3, 2019.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "‎Cartoon Network: Steven Universe the Movie". iTunes. CARTOON NETWORK. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  2. ^ Bojalad, Alec (July 20, 2019). "Steven Universe: The Movie Trailer Released at SDCC 2019". Den of Geek. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Cartoon Network (July 19, 2019). "Steven Universe The Movie | Official Trailer | Cartoon Network". Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Trumbore, Dave (July 9, 2019). "First Poster for 'Steven Universe The Movie' Reveals the Looming Threat". Collider. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Haring, Bruce (June 13, 2019). "'Steven Universe The Movie' Adds Chance The Rapper, Patti LuPone And More To Musical". Deadline. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "Cartoon Network: Steven Universe The Movie". YouTube. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Patches, Matt. "Steven Universe movie announcement, teaser surprises at SDCC". Polygon. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  8. ^ Romano, Nick (July 9, 2019). "Steven Universe The Movie first look: Poster reveals new villain". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  9. ^ "Steven's New Neck | Steven Universe The Movie | Cartoon Network". YouTube. Cartoon Network. July 11, 2019.
  10. ^ Crucchiola, Jordan (July 19, 2019). "Watch the First Steven Universe Movie Trailer and Hear a New Song From Estelle". Vulture. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  11. ^ Cartoon Network PR [@CartoonNetPR] (August 16, 2019). "Screening Event Announcement" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ "Steven Universe The Movie DVD". Right Stuf. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  13. ^ Walsh, Michael (July 19, 2019). "Steven Universe: The Movie Drops First Trailer". The Nerdist. Retrieved July 23, 2019.

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