Steven Universe is having a banner year. The Cartoon Network series helmed by Rebecca Sugar took home a Peabody Award earlier this year and will be getting trading cards soon. Additionally, the series will debut its first TV movie this fall: Steven Universe the Movie. This new endeavor will be an animated musical with a truly incredible line-up of artists collaborating with Sugar for the soundtrack.
In the movie, Steven believes that his time defending Earth is over. Then a new foe arrives in Beach City and he actually has to face his biggest challenge yet. In addition to directing and writing original music for the movie, Sugar will co-executive produce with Cartoon Network Studios and Chance the Rapper.
Here is the full line-up of contributing artists for the movie:
Chance The Rapper
aivi & surasshu
Julian “Zorsy” Sanchez
Estelle (as Garnet)
Patti LuPone (as Yellow Diamond)
Uzo Aduba (as Bismuth)
Christine Ebersole (as White Diamond)
Lisa Hannigan (as Blue Diamond)
Zach Callison (as title character Steven Universe)
Deedee Magno Hall (as Pearl)
Michaela Dietz (as Amethyst)
Tom Scharpling (as Greg Universe)
Shelby Rabara (as Peridot)
Erica Luttrell (as Sapphire)
Charlyne Yi (as Ruby)
Grace Rolek (as Connie Maheswaran)
Jennifer Paz (as Lapis Lazuli)
Kate Micucci (as Sadie)
Matthew Moy (as Lars)
Toks Olagundoye (as Nanefua Pizza)
Steven Universe the Movie will be released on DVD later this year, after its television premiere. The full soundtrack will be available digitally as well as physically. Check out a brief teaser below and stay tuned for more details.
Samantha Puc is an essayist and culture critic whose work has been featured on Bitch Media, The Mary Sue, Bustle, and elsewhere. She mostly writes intersectional pop culture analysis with a particular focus on representation of LGBTQ and fat characters in fiction. Samantha is the managing editor at The Beat, as well as the co-creator and editor-in-chief of Fatventure Mag, an outdoors zine for fat creators who are into being active, but not into toxic weight-loss culture. She lives in Montana with her partner and cats.