Category: Steven Universe

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CREWNIVERSE ANNOUNCEMENT! 

Steven Universe is going to have a panel at WONDERCON ANAHEIM! Meet the cast and crew! Get some insight on the Universe of Steven! Make us uncomfortable in a Q&A session!

Friday, April 18th!

Steven Universe Panel At WonderCon!  Cast and Crew will be there on the panel!  Come check us out, Friday April 18th!

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WeLoveFine – Steven Universe Design Contest

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More news from the realm of Steven Universe.  It seems the folks have joined forces with familiar t-shirt maker WeLoveFine and are holding their first design contest.  Details from the Crewniverse gang below.

What’s all this about a WeLoveFine Steven Universe Design Contest???

Yes it is true. Cartoon Network is teaming up with WeLoveFine for a Steven Universe design contest. Submit original art for T-Shirt and Print ideas and you might win a prize! What could possibly go wrong?!

Submit now to the first ever Design Contest for Steven Universe, hosted by WeLoveFine. We know there are some super-talented fan artists who love this show out there, and we want to see your spectacular designs; the very best, as rated by your fellow fans, could reach our finalists and have a chance at winning up to $2,000 cash!  Or a prize chosen by our honored guest judges, series creator Rebecca Sugar; creative director Ian Jones-Quartey; and artist Steven Sugar, Rebecca’s brother and the real-life inspiration for Steven on the show!  The winners will also be made into official Steven Universe merchandise available here at WeLoveFine.

So polish up your gems, get your thinking caps on and capture the spirit of this fan-favorite show; good luck, everyone!

More details can be found from the “Contests” page on WeLoveFine.com. But hurry, you only have until April 29th to come up with an awesome design!

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Synopses for April’s Steven Universe Episodes

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Steven Universe will return the air waves in one week, and after last week’s four new episode titles, we now have the synopsis.  It also seems that “Steven and the Sword Fighter” was a title error, as the episode is now listed as “Steven the Sword Fighter”.  Also a reminder to our readers that Steven Universe will be moving to Wednesday nights at 7pm est.  Now for your really short synopses.

 

April’s Steven Universe Episode Synopses

SUN 116 – Steven the Sword Fighter: Pearl tries to teach Steven the art of sword-fighting using a holographic version of himself.

SUN 117 – Coach Steven: After seeing Garnet and Amethyst fuse together into the powerful Sugilite – Steven becomes determined to get super strong.

SUN 118 – Lion 2: The Movie: Steven and Connie try to ride Lion to the movie theatre but Lion has other ideas.

SUN 119 – Beach Party:After a battle damages Fish Stew Pizza, Steven throws a cookout at the Temple to mend the relationship between Pizza family and the Crystal Gems.

 

Ratings Report: SUN 113 – Onion Trade

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It’s back-to-back gains in viewership for Steven Universe. “Onion Trade” drew 1.79 million viewers on St. Patrick’s Day placing 5th on the Cartoon Network charts. Both viewership and place are 3rd best this season. Steven benefited greatly from its lead-ins of Adventure Time and Regular Show which went 1-2 for CN.

After a short break, which we’re in now, Steven will return on April 9th and to Wednesday nights and will not have the benefit of following CN’s 1-2 punch. We shall see what happens.

Steven Universe Season 1:
  • Episodes as of March 17th: 13
  • High:  1,893,000 (“Giant Woman”, 2/24/14)
  • Low:  1,005,000 (“Arcade Mania”, 2/17/14)
  • Average Viewership:  1,533,462
  • Highest Placing:  1st (“Giant Woman”, 2/24/14)
  • Lowest Placing:  79th (“Arcade Mania”, 2/17/14)
  • Average Placing:  21.31

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While many of the television guides have not reached far enough into the future to give us synopsis, whoever keeps the Wikipedia episode page for Steven Universe up to date is definitely on the ball, which has revealed four new episodes slated for the month of April.

  • Steven and the Sword Fighter (04/09/2014)
  • Coach Steven (04/16/2014)
  • Lion 2: The Movie (04/23/2014)
  • Beach Party (04/30/2014)

Along with the new episodes though comes change.  Steven Universe will now premiere episodes on Wednesday night.  This is probably due to some of the changes happening at Cartoon Network, namely the expansion of their sister channel Adult Swim which will begin airing at 8pm est nightly instead of 9pm.  While I wish there was some new shows on [AS], unfortunately that extra hour is going to be filled with the Cleveland Show.

A more interesting note to the move is the fact that the other established CN shows (Adventure Time & Regular Show) will continue to premiere their episodes on Mondays.  Adventure Time has just recently wrapped up Season 5 on March 17th, though Season 6 will begin on April 21st with a double episode.  Uncle Grandpa, the other new comer to the CN family is airing its season finale on April 1st (Tuesday) with “Prank Wars”.  Thus it seems our fair show will walk solo.  We’ll see how the ratings fair without the boost of AT & RS beforehand.

And while this last chunk of news isn’t related to Steven Universe, it is related to Cartoon Network and any dedicate fan of the channel.  It was announced earlier in the month that VP of Turner Animation and COO of Cartoon Network Stu Snyder would step down from his position.  This is the guy who was responsible for the attempted shift on CN from animated shows to live action shows.  He more or less stepped down to the fact that all his green lighted live action shows failed miserably, while the few new animated shows he allowed (Adventure Time & Regular Show) became wildly successful in comparison.

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I think from the day we all met Onion randomly on an episode, we knew he was pure evil.  Sadly no new Steven Universe for the next two weeks, I’m not experienced with how Cartoon Network rolls out their new episodes but I’m now sensing a pattern.  Another fairly large Crewniverse Update this week with backgrounds, props & effects, music and more from Onion Trade and Steven, Lars & The Cook Kids.

Full edition after the page break.


Backgrounds: Onion Trade

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Onion Trade

Art Direction: Elle Michalka

Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus

Paint: Jasmin Lai

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Props & Effects: Onion Trade

A selection of Character, Prop and Effect designs from the Steven Universe episode: Onion Trade

Art Direction: Elle Michalka

Lead Character Designer: Danny Hynes

Character Designer: Colin Howard

Prop Designer: Angie Wang

Color: Tiffany Ford

Color Assist: Jasmin Lai

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Music: “The Hill” – Steven, Lars & the Cool Kids

“The Hill” from Steven, Lars & the Cool Kids.

“I can totally rave to this!”

Composed by Aivi & Surasshu
Artwork by Matt Braly

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Music: “Spaced Out Beats” – Steven, Lars & The Cool Kids

“Spaced Out Beats” from Steven, Lars & the Cool Kids.

“I can rave to this…”

Composed by Aivi & Surasshu
Artwork by Matt Braly

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Backgrounds: Steven, Lars & The Cool Kids

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Lars and the Cool Kids

Art Direction: Elle Michalka

Design: Steven Sugar

Paint: Amanda Winterstein

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Props & Effects: Steven, Lars & The Cool Kids

A selection of Characters, Props and Effects from the Steven Universe episode: Lars and the Cool Kids

Art Direction: Elle Michalka

Lead Character Designer: Danny Hynes

Character Designer: Colin Howard

Prop Designer : Angie Wang

Color: Tiffany Ford

Color Assist: Jasmin Lai

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Distance Models

What is a “Distance Model”?

When a character is seen in the distance, too much line complexity will create an over-complicated image. We drop detail to simulate the effect of seeing a character far away. If you’ve managed to notice this already, you’re not just seeing things- it’s quite intentional.

Because the show is animated by hand, we prefer not to scale down a complicated drawing- it becomes unclear and messy. Instead we use a distance model, which is a simplified version of that character.

Also they’re really cute.

Lead Character Designer: Danny Hynes

Character Designer: Colin Howard

Color: Tiffany Ford

Color Assist: Jasmin Lai

Distance Guide: Ian Jones-Quartey

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Ratings Report: Steven, Lars & The Cool Kids

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The previous pattern for Steven Universe was up, down, down, up, down, down… For “Lars and the Cool Kids,” it broke that particular pattern by taking a step forward before a second step back as it drew 1.503 million viewers placing 15th on the Cartoon Network charts this week. That is up from last week’s numbers posted by “So Many Birthdays.” Again, the show benefitted from following Adventure Time and Regular Show on Monday nights.

Steven Universe Season 1:
  • Episodes as of March 10th: 12
  • High:  1,893,000 (“Giant Woman”, 2/24/14)
  • Low:  1,005,000 (“Arcade Mania”, 2/17/14)
  • Average Viewership:  1,512,083
  • Highest Placing:  1st (“Giant Woman”, 2/24/14)
  • Lowest Placing:  79th (“Arcade Mania”, 2/17/14)
  • Average Placing:  22.67

The next ratings report for Steven Universe will be for “Onion Trade” which aired on March 17th.

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