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Steven Universe is an upcoming series by Rebecca Sugar, who has written many songs for Adventure Time. It will be the first Cartoon Network series created by a woman. Check out some screenshots here.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants (39 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Steven...why are you such...a buttface?"
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 12:47 AM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Previously on MeFi.

I really enjoyed this. Eagerly anticipating the full show!
posted by archagon at 12:50 AM on May 23, 2013


Oh man. I have a friend who's been working on this show for months, and hasn't been able to tell me anything about it aside from the title. I can't even express how excited I am to see this.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 12:57 AM on May 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


My grand kids love Adventure Time! It sure is better than Sponge Bob!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 1:10 AM on May 23, 2013


Adventure Time! *FIST BUMP*

I just came here to say that. And, I will watch this show.
posted by Malice at 1:26 AM on May 23, 2013


Oh man, possibly a third show to add to the brilliance of AT and Gravity Falls? Yes please.
posted by cthuljew at 2:28 AM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


This show looks great! Also I just gotta say this week's AT was very good.
posted by rebent at 4:07 AM on May 23, 2013


Oh gosh, AT, Bravest Warriors, and now this.

I stopped watching AT because I'm too emotionally involved with BMO's story arc to wait for it week by week, but I should probably catch up. By now BMO's probably fine-ish, dead, or locked up, right? RIGHT? Augh, don't tell me!
posted by tychotesla at 4:17 AM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was one of the best uses of time-travel, bar none.

Well defined and interesting characters with lots of room for development, sharp dialog, and an awareness of tropes and a willingness to break them or use them... at first I thought it would be one long, running stupid-fat-kid joke like Chowder, but it refused to be that.

The crummy-art-but-we-could-do-good-art-if-we-wanted style is getting a little played out at this point, tho.
posted by Slap*Happy at 4:42 AM on May 23, 2013


The crummy-art-but-we-could-do-good-art-if-we-wanted style is getting a little played out at this point, tho.

The art style was great - a mix of AT and Scott Pilgrim. The rest... felt a bit linear too me, not surreal enough. And I'm not sure if it was laughing at me or with me.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 4:44 AM on May 23, 2013


I am so fucking psyched about this. I've been looking forward to more Rebecca Sugar animation since I saw her student animations, like Green Grassface.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:13 AM on May 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


I mean, I'm not going to say I cried during her songs "I'm Just Your Problem" and "My Best Friends in the World" on Adventure Time, but I'm not going to say I didn't cry. Let's just say I will be watching Steven Universe.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:15 AM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


So it's created by a woman, which is great, but the title character is a male? Sigh. I love love love Adventure Time, but still -- I'd love to see a female main character in a show meant for both boys and girls. Are we still back on this "boys won't watch that"?
posted by fiercecupcake at 6:04 AM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


The title character is a male who is being raised by three ass-kicking female warriors.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 6:08 AM on May 23, 2013 [4 favorites]


I though exactly the same fiercecupcake, I've got an 8yo AT loving boy all lined up to test. When's it airing in UK?
posted by peekorama at 6:32 AM on May 23, 2013


Oh snap! This is the woman who does Nimona?! (Previously) I am so, so, so sold.
posted by Amanojaku at 7:21 AM on May 23, 2013


Nope! Noelle Stevenson does Nimona.
posted by tychotesla at 7:38 AM on May 23, 2013


So it's created by a woman, which is great, but the title character is a male? Sigh. I love love love Adventure Time, but still -- I'd love to see a female main character in a show meant for both boys and girls.

It's not a TV show, but if you want more female-focused stuff from the Adventure Time people, you might be interested in the Marceline And The Scream Queens trade paperback, by Octopus Pie's Meredith Gran!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:39 AM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Could she do an Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld reboot comic on the side? Pretty please?
posted by jason_steakums at 7:46 AM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


tychotesla: "Nope! Noelle Stevenson does Nimona."

Noelle Stevenson did have a story in one of the AT comics.

jason_steakums: "Could she do an Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld reboot comic on the side? Pretty please?"

There's already a Amethyst reboot in the new DC Nation short animations (also on cartoon network).
posted by boo_radley at 7:56 AM on May 23, 2013


I routinely tell my kids that they don't know how good they have it with cartoons these days. Between AT and Regular Show and Gravity Falls and Phineas & Ferb and Teen Titans Go ... there's just so much good stuff being made today.
posted by jbickers at 8:11 AM on May 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


There's already a Amethyst reboot in the new DC Nation short animations (also on cartoon network).

Nice! I've liked what little I've seen of those shorts (and I'm psyched about Teen Titans Go!), I've gotta check that out.
posted by jason_steakums at 8:11 AM on May 23, 2013


If I'm reading this correctly, Noelle is going to be doing some backgrounds for the show. (I may not be reading it correctly, I do not do the tumblrs)
posted by tychotesla at 8:12 AM on May 23, 2013


If I'm reading this correctly, Noelle is going to be doing some backgrounds for the show. (I may not be reading it correctly, I do not do the tumblrs)

The words you're looking at seem to have been written by Sam Bosma.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 8:19 AM on May 23, 2013


Well, that certainly confirms I don't do the tumblrs well.
posted by tychotesla at 8:31 AM on May 23, 2013


That one was unusually difficult to unravel. Typically there'll be vertical bars on the left side indicating attribution, but on that post, they'd either been removed, or defeated by a theme.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 8:43 AM on May 23, 2013


Oh man, possibly a third show to add to the brilliance of AT and Gravity Falls? Yes please.

I love Adventure Time, and had never heard of Gravity Falls until my wife brought home a iTunes coupon thingy from Starbucks for a free episode. It's no Adventure Time, but I'll admit I laughed out loud when the kid got caught reading "Gold Chains For Old Men Magazine".

This Steven Universe looks fun, I like the artwork. I can't wait til my daughter is old enough to appreciate cartoons like this with her Dad.
posted by Hoopo at 9:16 AM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Using time travel for comebacks, that's solid gold right there.
posted by cazoo at 10:14 AM on May 23, 2013


The crummy-art-but-we-could-do-good-art-if-we-wanted style is getting a little played out at this point, tho.

So "good thing someone made a cartoon with REALLY GOOD art" is the unstated part of your comment, here, right?
posted by RobotHero at 10:31 AM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I'm not clear on what exactly is "crummy" about the art.
posted by Hoopo at 10:35 AM on May 23, 2013


(Shrug) Crummy art, mediocre art, really good art, it's all animated by East Asians anyways.
posted by FJT at 11:36 AM on May 23, 2013


Argh! Pulled off of Youtube. I watched it this morning at work and thought it was great.
posted by inthe80s at 2:04 PM on May 23, 2013


This reminds me that I need to watch more Gravity Falls. This looks awesome, too!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:11 PM on May 23, 2013


waaa! the video is gone!
posted by rebent at 2:51 PM on May 23, 2013


CN keeps shutting them down.

So it's created by a woman, which is great, but the title character is a male? Sigh. I love love love Adventure Time, but still -- I'd love to see a female main character in a show meant for both boys and girls. Are we still back on this "boys won't watch that"?

It seems like the boy is the butt of the jokes.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 4:01 PM on May 23, 2013


If you Google "Steven Universe pilot" you should find it pretty easily.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:33 PM on May 23, 2013


OH MY GOD I FINALLY JUST REMEMBERED I NEEDED TO WATCH THIS AND I COULD NOT IMAGINE ANYTHING BETTER THAN AN ENTIRE SHOW OF REBECCA SUGAR'S ART EXCEPT SOMEHOW THIS IS EVEN BETTER THAN I EXPECTED AND I KIND OF WISH THE REAL WORLD LOOKED LIKE THIS SHOW AND WHAT I AM SAYING IS I WANT TO SLEEP TIL THE FULL SERIES STARTS OK BYE

also i seriously am calling dibs on cosplaying Garnet right now
posted by emmtee at 2:22 AM on May 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


the first Cartoon Network series created by a woman

Superjail ?
posted by banshee at 4:28 PM on May 24, 2013


The crummy-art-but-we-could-do-good-art-if-we-wanted style is getting a little played out at this point, tho.

The leaked video is more of a prototype than a pilot. The character designs you've seen here aren't the final ones.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 9:05 PM on May 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


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