LGBTI animated series Steven Universe just released a trailer for its upcoming movie adaptation.
The series follows a group of genderless but female-presenting aliens called The Crystal Gems. They, along with half-human, half-Gem Steven, attempt to save Earth from the uncaring rulers of the Gem Homeworld.
The show, which also featured a same-sex wedding, made history when it won its first GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Kids & Family Program this year. It was, in fact, the first animated series to do so.
When is Steven Universe The Movie out?
The show premiered in 2013 and aired the season five finale in January 2019. However, creator – bisexual non-binary animator Rebecca Sugar – had revealed last year that a movie adaptation was in the works.
The trailer for the movie was presented in exclusive at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. It will be a feature-length musical adventure premiering on Cartoon Network in September.
The panel drew thousands of fans there to hear creator Sugar talk about the animated series with some of the voice talent, including Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Estelle (Garnet), and Shelby Rabara (Peridot).
WIGS FROM HERE TO SAN DIEGO 🦱✨ The #StevenUniverseTheMovie trailer is EXACTLY what we wanted, EVERYTHING we didn't even know we needed, and we CAN'T WAIT for September 2 💎💖🌟#CNatSDCC #CartoonNetwork #stevenuniverse #SDCC2019 #SDCC #SDCC19 #ComicCon #ComicCon2019 pic.twitter.com/ALDEhiYu5C
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) July 19, 2019
Sugar also retweeted the trailer, explaining how working on the movie was a life-changing experience.
Please tune in September 2nd for Steven Universe the Movie! Working on this has been a life changing experience. Please don’t miss it… please watch it with friends 💕 https://t.co/CCdgXLLGzh
— Rebecca Sugar (@rebeccasugar) July 19, 2019
‘Please tune in September 2nd for Steven Universe the Movie! Working on this has been a life changing experience. Please don’t miss it… please watch it with friends,’ Sugar wrote on her Twitter page.
Once the movie is out, a one-hour making-of documentary will be available featuring behind the scenes footage.
Steven Universe The Movie premieres on Cartoon Network on 2 September at 6pm.