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      Season 1 – Steven Universe

      2013 Kids & Family Adventure Fantasy Animation List
      100% 12 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 100+ Ratings Audience Score The Crystal Gems are a team of magical beings who are the self-appointed guardians of the universe. Half-human, half-Gem hero Steven is the "little brother" of the group. The goofball is learning to save the world using the magical powers that come from his bellybutton and he goes on magical adventures with the rest of the Crystal Gems, even though he's not as powerful -- or smart -- as fellow group members Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl. Despite his shortcomings, Steven usually finds a surprising way to save the day. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Apr 22 Buy Now

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      Steven Universe — Season 1

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      With a distinctive color palette and profoundly good-natured sensibility, Steven Universe beams onto screens as a fully realized gem that will appeal to all demographics.

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      Episodes

      Previous Episode 1 Aired Nov 4, 2013 Gem Glow Steven believes his favorite discontinued ice cream treat is the key to summoning his magic shield, and he tests his theory against a giant monster. Details Episode 2 Aired Nov 4, 2013 Laser Light Cannon As a gem comet hurtles toward Beach City, Steven enlists his dad's help to find a weapon his mother left behind that can save the town. Details Episode 3 Aired Nov 12, 2013 Cheeseburger Backpack A mission to the Lunar Sea Spire takes a dangerous turn. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 12, 2013 Together Breakfast Steven tries to get the Gems to take part in his special breakfast tradition, but instead finds himself tumbling through the magical catacombs of the Crystal Gems temple. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 18, 2013 Frybo Steven brings a mascot costume to horrifying life to help a boy with his grueling job peddling french fries. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 25, 2013 Cat Fingers Steven makes a mistake while trying to master his shapeshifting abilities, transforming his fingers each into a tiny adorable cat head. Details Episode 7 Aired Dec 2, 2013 Bubble Buddies Steven makes an unforgettable first impression when he accidentally encases himself and a girl inside a bubble. Details Episode 8 Aired Jan 13, 2014 Serious Steven While navigating out of an ancient maze, Steven struggles to prove his value to Garnet and the other gems. Details Episode 9 Aired Jan 20, 2014 Tiger Millionaire Steven joins an underground wrestling league with Amethyst as Tiger Millionaire, a wealthy feline with a bad attitude. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 27, 2014 Steven's Lion Steven befriends a pink magical lion that he meets on a mission in the desert, but when the lion follows him home, trouble is not far behind. Details Episode 11 Aired Feb 17, 2014 Arcade Mania When Steven takes the Crystal Gems to Funland Arcade, Garnet's interest in the video games quickly turns into an obsession. Details Episode 12 Aired Feb 24, 2014 Giant Woman When Steven learns about gem fusion, a method in which gems can combine, he becomes thrilled by the idea of Pearl and Amethyst becoming a single giant woman. Details Episode 13 Aired Mar 3, 2014 10,000 Birthdays After learning that the Gems are thousands of years old, Steven wants to make up for missed birthdays. Details Episode 14 Aired Mar 10, 2014 Lars and the Cool Kids Lars and the Cool Kids: Steven and Lars get to hang out with the cool kids in town, but their teenage shenanigans get them into magical trouble. Details Episode 15 Aired Mar 17, 2014 Onion Trade Steven and Onion have an escalating toy trade that balloons into truly staggering proportions. Details Episode 16 Aired Apr 9, 2014 Steven the Sword Fighter Pearl teaches Steven to sword-fight a hologram of herself, but it quickly becomes annoying as it constantly wants to fight. Details Episode 17 Aired Apr 23, 2014 Lion 2: The Movie Steven and Connie try to ride Lion to the movie theater, but he takes them a side trip to a dangerous temple first. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 30, 2014 Beach Party Steven throws a cookout to heal the rift between the Pizza family and the Crystal Gems after a battle damages Fish Stew Pizza. Details Episode 19 Aired May 14, 2014 Rose's Room A new room is unlocked in the Temple that grants Steven's every wish, but such power threatens to teach him a lesson. Details Episode 20 Aired Aug 21, 2014 Coach Steven Steven is resolved to get super strong and takes physical training to a new level after witnessing Gamet and Amethyst's fusion into Sugilite. Details Episode 21 Aired Aug 28, 2014 Joking Victim When Lars fakes an injury and convinces Sadie to do all of his work, Steven helps by taking a shift at the Big Donut. Details Episode 22 Aired Sep 4, 2014 Steven and the Stevens When Steven needs a musical partner for an upcoming show, he uses a time travel machine to recruit more versions of himself. Details Episode 23 Aired Sep 11, 2014 Monster Buddies Steven accidentally releases a monster from a gem bubble and attempts to tame it and takes it on an adventure. Details Episode 24 Aired Sep 18, 2014 An Indirect Kiss Amethyst cracks her gemstone and Steven and the Crystal Gems try to heal her using Rose's healing tears. Details Episode 25 Aired Sep 25, 2014 Mirror Gem Steven makes friends with a magical mirror that can communicate with him, but the mirror holds a secret. Details Episode 26 Aired Sep 25, 2014 Ocean Gem The inhabitants of Beach City panic when the ocean disappears on the first day of summer; Steven and the Crystal Gems must face Lapis Lazuli. Details Episode 27 Aired Oct 2, 2014 House Guest When Greg injures his leg, he lives with Steven, unintentionally interfering with Steven's powers. Details Episode 28 Aired Oct 9, 2014 Space Race Steven tries to build a spaceship so that Pearl can revisit the wonders of the cosmos, but when she gets carried away she puts Steven in danger. Details Episode 29 Aired Oct 16, 2014 Secret Team When Steven, Amethyst and Pearl pop a bubbled gem, they form a secret team to retrieve the missing shards while keeping it a secret from Garnet. Details Episode 30 Aired Oct 23, 2014 Island Adventure Steven takes Lars and Sadie to a magical beach on vacation, hoping to mend their broken friendship, but they all get stranded there together. Details Episode 31 Aired Oct 30, 2014 Keep Beach City Weird! Steven is taken with Ronaldo's paranormal theories about the bizarre occurrences in Beach City, but Ronaldo's paranoia creates problems. Details Episode 32 Aired Nov 6, 2014 Fusion Cuisine Steven convinces the Gems to fuse and pretend to be his mother to meet Connie's parents at dinner, but the presence of a giant, unhinged woman causes a stir. Details Episode 33 Aired Nov 13, 2014 Garnet's Universe Steven imagines what Garnet does with her day including a romp through a cartoon world and a talking bunny with a katana blade. Details Episode 34 Aired Nov 20, 2014 Watermelon Steven Steven discovers the power to grow a patch of Steven-shaped watermelons, and simultaneously discovers the chaos that can be caused by a patch of Steven-shaped watermelons. Details Episode 35 Aired Dec 4, 2014 Lion 3: Straight to Video When Lion will not stop lying on Steven's face while he sleeps, Steven awakens to discover himself in a different world. Details Episode 36 Aired Jan 8, 2015 Warp Tour When Steven believes he sees something creepy traveling in the warp streams, the Gems try to ease his paranoia. Details Episode 37 Aired Jan 15, 2015 Alone Together The Gems try to teach Steven how to successfully use his fusion powers and it leads to a very surprising result. Details Episode 38 Aired Jan 22, 2015 The Test When Steven learns that a mission to the Lunar Sea Spire was a test, he demands a new quest to prove he is ready to go on more missions. Details Episode 39 Aired Jan 29, 2015 Future Vision When Steven learns that Garnet can see into the future, he wants to know about the possible dangers around him. Details Episode 40 Aired Feb 5, 2015 On the Run When Steven and Amethyst try out life on the road, Amethyst takes him to the place she was created and tells him about her origins. Details Episode 41 Aired Feb 12, 2015 Horror Club Steven goes to the lighthouse to watch scary movies with Ronaldo, Lars and Sadie, but they are interrupted by what appears to be a vengeful spirit. Details Episode 42 Aired Feb 19, 2015 Winter Forecast With an approaching snowstorm, Steven and Greg must get Connie home to her parents safely before the snow falls. Details Episode 43 Aired Feb 26, 2015 Maximum Capacity A garage sale reunites Greg and Amethyst with their favorite cheesy sitcom, but their memories take an emotional turn. Details Episode 44 Aired Mar 5, 2015 Marble Madness Steven and the other Gems encounter a seemingly-endless succession of droids from space and must find a way to discern their goal. Details Episode 45 Aired Mar 9, 2015 Rose's Scabbard Steven and Pearl go on a special mission to a place that belonged to Rose-Quartz and Pearl's feelings become confused. Details Episode 46 Aired Mar 10, 2015 The Message Greg tries to help when the wailing stone receives a distorted audio message that the Gems cannot decipher. Details Episode 47 Aired Mar 11, 2015 Political Power The Gems cause a power outage in Beach City, and Steven helps Mayor Dewey with damage control and morale. Details Episode 48 Aired Mar 12, 2015 The Return A giant green hand appears in the skies above Beach City, the herald of a new danger to challenge the Crystal Gems. Details Episode 49 Aired Mar 12, 2015 Jail Break Steven and the Gems attempt an escape from their enemies; Steven discovers a secret about Garnet; Garnet and Jasper square off. Details Episode 50 Aired Mar 13, 2015 Full Disclosure Steven attempts to avoid Connie so he doesn't have to tell her about his most recent harrowing adventure. Details Episode 51 Aired Mar 19, 2015 Open Book Because they want a new ending for a book series they like, Steven and Connie re-enact it in Rose's room. Details Episode 52 Aired Mar 26, 2015 Joy Ride The Cool Kids help Steven put some fun back in his life in an attempt to distract him from the recent turmoil. Details Next
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      Previous Sophie Mayer Sight & Sound While Steven Universe hymns "peace and love on the planet Earth", it also clearly refers to issues such as environmental exploitation, indigenous genocide, slavery, industrialisation, disinformation and nativism. Aug 4, 2019 Full Review Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times The important point is that more diversity among animators means more diverse cartoons. And Sugar's good at this stuff -- which is all that really counts. Sep 20, 2018 Full Review Erik Adams AV Club Obliterates the artificial barriers that distinguish "TV for boys" and "TV for girls." B+ Sep 20, 2018 Full Review Shamus Kelley Den of Geek In the hands of a lesser creative team this would be a forgettable outing but the closer you look the more you realize this is a spectacular introduction to the characters and format of the series. Sep 21, 2018 Full Review Kate Kulzick Consequence It has gorgeous animation, moving themes and writing, lovely voice work and music, and exciting action set-pieces. Sep 21, 2018 Full Review Joey Daniewicz The Young Folks Steven Universe steadily raises its stakes right alongside its character development, with Steven's personal growth advancing in parallel to his mastery of his gem powers. 8/10 Sep 21, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Reqx F WORST show of all time Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review Holly D I started watching this show during a really hard time in my life and it was a wonderful wholesome distraction. I ended up binging the entire series in a week. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/03/23 Full Review Cody V The worst cartoon network show Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/12/23 Full Review Johnathon W Delightful first season that sets up the universe and characters. The vocal cast is superb with Zach Callison enduring as the title character, while Deedee Magno brings a motherly warmth as Pearl. Behind the camera, creator Rebecca Sugar crafts a fun cartoon that first appears slight but slowly deepens over time, showing a greater mythology while also providing some subtle commentary on gender and relationship issues (thankfully, it never gets preachy). Overall, one of the best and most original cartoons in recent years. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/24/23 Full Review spyd3rzilla2074 its boring and is even worse than she hulk. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review m h although it was good, quite a few episodes were a miss. you'd expect that though, since it's only the first season. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Rebecca Sugar, Curtis Lelash, Brian A. Miller, Jennifer Pelphrey, Rob Sorcher
      Screenwriter
      Joe Johnston, Raven Molisee, Lamar Abrams, Kat Morris, Ian Jones-Quartey, Jeff Liu, Rebecca Sugar, Hilary Florido, Hellen Jo, Katie Mitroff, Aleth Romanillos, Matt Braly, Paul Villeco, Luke Weber
      Network
      Cartoon Network
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Nov 4, 2013
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