The popular animated series Steven Universe is getting its own movie, which is titled Steven Universe: The Movie. The announcement was made today at San Diego Comic-Con where they also debuted the teaser trailer for the animated feature that will premiere on the Cartoon Network. No official date has been announced, but you can expect that news to come down the wire shortly. The news was revealed right at the end of the panel and shocked everybody in attendance

The mysterious Comic-Con teaser trailer for Steven Universe: The Movie features a heart-shaped gemstone that keeps spinning and showing the main characters reflected on its surface. The teaser is only 20 seconds long and doesn't reveal anything about the plot, but that's not the point. It was simply made to announce that a feature-length movie is currently in development. No other information was given about the mysterious project except fans can expect to see it soon, according to the teaser trailer. Steven Universe currently airs Saturdays at 2PM on the Cartoon Network.

Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar was on hand along with stars Zach Callison, Estelle, Michaela Dietz, Shelby Rabara, and Deedee Magno Hall to unveil the teaser trailer for Steven Universe: The Movie. The show is the first animated series to debut on the Cartoon Network that was solely created by a woman. The show follows the main character, Steven, who lives with magical aliens called Crystal Gems. Some of the Gems are named Pearl, Amethyst, and Garnet, who are Steven's friends. Steven is half-Gem, so he spends his time protecting his hometown of Beach City as well as the world.

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Rebecca Sugar based Steven Universe on her younger brother, Steven, who is an artist for the series. Sugar came up with the idea for the show while she was a storyboard artist for Adventure Time. She later left that show after the Cartoon Network green lit her series. The show is known for being storyboard-driven, which means that the artists are responsible for the dialogue and the flow of the episode, which is one of the ways that show is unique. It's not clear how this technique will flow into Steven Universe: The Movie.

Steven Universe has received high critical praise since it started back in 2013. All of the creative songs that are used in the series are all written with Rebecca Sugar as well as the writers from the show, who all collaborate together. The show is notable because it works for both kids and adults, which is always nice for parents that have to sit through cartoons that they don't ever really want to watch. As far as Steven Universe: The Movie, it's all pretty much a giant Gem-shaped mystery at this time. However, more news is expected to be announced shortly. For now, you can check out the teaser trailer for the feature-length movie below, thanks to the Cartoon Network YouTube channel.

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