Category: Steven Universe

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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.

http://sonofthebronx.blogspot.com/2014/03/cartoon-network-ratings-march-10-16-2014.html

StatManDan

“Onion Trade” Episode Guide

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115 – “Onion Trade”

Written by Lamar Abrams
“A toy trade between Steven and Onion escalates into epic proportions.”
DN Rating: TBA

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Crewniverse Recap #07

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by Raven M Molisee

And behold, another Crewniverse Recap for those who don’t tread the dark waters that is the Tumblr Sea.  As usual, props, effects, backgrounds for the last two episodes, including the full storyboard for Giant Woman.  Our next episode drops this Monday @ 8pm, Onion Trade, our first Onion oriented episode.  We all know Onion is something quite evil.  And now for your recap (after the break).


Props & Effects – Giant Woman

A selection of Character, Prop, and Effect designs from the Steven Universe episode: “Giant Woman”

Art Direction Kevin Dart

Lead Character Designer Danny Hynes

Character Designer Colin Howard

Prop Designer Angie Wang

Color Tiffany Ford

Color Assist Jasmin Lai

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Complete Storyboard – Giant Woman

Written and Storyboarded by Joe Johnston and Jeff Liu

Storyboard Supervisor Kat Morris

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Props & Effects – So Many Birthdays

A selection of Character, Prop, and Effect designs from the Steven Universe episode: “So Many Birthdays”

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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Backgrounds – So Many Birthdays

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: “So Many Birthdays”

Art Direction: Elle Michalka

Design: Sam Bosma, Steven Sugar, Emily Walus

Paint:Elle Michalka, Jasmin Lai, Katie Mitroff

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Music – Amalgam (Extended Version) by Aivi & Surasshu [Giant Woman]

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Ratings Report: Steven Universe “So Many Birthday”

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“So Many Birthdays,” yet so many showings of Regular Show were ahead of it–22 to be exact. The March 3rd episode placed 55th, drawing 1.173 million viewers–both 2nd lowest this season. So after climbing the Cartoon Network ladder to the very top the previous week, it takes a chute down below the top 50. Teen Titans Go! finished in top spot this week for Cartoon Network leading a Wednesday night (March 5th) that had the top seven spots on the CN charts.

Steven Universe Season 1:
  • Episodes as of March 3rd: 11
  • High:  1,893,000 (“Giant Woman”, 2/24/14)
  • Low:  1,005,000 (“Arcade Mania”, 2/17/14)
  • Average Viewership:  1,512,818
  • Highest Placing:  1st (“Giant Woman”, 2/24/14)
  • Lowest Placing:  79th (“Arcade Mania”, 2/17/14)
  • Average Placing:  23.36

The next ratings report for Steven Universe will be for “Lars and the Cool Kids” which aired on March 10th.

http://sonofthebronx.blogspot.com/2014/03/cartoon-network-ratings-march-3-9-2014.html

StatManDan

From the lowest of lows to the highest of highs for Steven Universe, this week. “Giant Woman” was the most-watched show on Cartoon Network for the week of February 24th-March 2nd, as Son of the Bronx revealed. It drew 1.893 million viewers which is also a high for the show. What’s even more surprising is this was on a night where both Adventure Time and Regular Show airing new episodes. Before this, Steven usually was third behind CN’s power duo. This week, there was enough power in the gems to vault Steven to the top spot on the CN chart after the lowest of lows the previous week.

Steven Universe Season 1:
Episodes as of February 24th: 10
High: 1,893,000 (“Giant Woman”, 2/24/14)
Low: 1,005,000 (“Arcade Mania”, 2/17/14)
Average Viewership: 1,546,800
Highest Placing: 1st (“Giant Woman”, 2/24/14)
Lowest Placing: 79th (“Arcade Mania”, 2/17/14)
Average Placing: 20.2

The next ratings report for Steven Universe will be for “So Many Birthdays” which aired on March 3rd.

Crewniverse Recap #06

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While our Crewniverse Recap last week was somewhat lacking, this week makes up with an extra large edition.  Over the past week the Crewniverse crew have posted a lot of production details from the previous two episodes, Arcade Mania & Giant Woman.  This includes the entire storyboard for Arcade Mania, and the songs from Giant Woman.

In other Steven Universe news, three new episodes have been announced for March.  Currently there seems to be no synopsis for them, just titles.

  • SUN 113 – So Many Birthdays (03/03/2014 @ 8pm est)
  • SUN 114 – Steven, Lars and the Cool Kids (03/10/2014 @ 8pm est)
  • SUN 115 – Onion Trade (03/17/2014 @ 8pm est)

We will have more information as it leaks out.  Your Crewniverse update behind the page break.

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