The Cartoon Network phenomenon, Steven Universe, has captured the hearts of its audience with its heartfelt songs and themes that resonate with its fans. Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe and the rest of the creative team for this show, have been honored with the GLAAD Award for “Outstanding Kids & Family Programming.” This is historic as Steven Universe is the first animated show to win this prestigious award.
The show follows titular character Steven Universe, a boy who is part gem, who with the help of Peridot, Lapis, Greg, Connie, Lion, and so many others, fight to protect Earth from the “Crystal Gems.” In its five seasons, the show has pushed the idea of hope and acceptance, including a plot line which included the wedding of non-binary characters, Ruby and Sapphire.
Congratulations @rebeccasugar for the #GLAADawards win for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming for Steven Universe! ❤️✨ pic.twitter.com/durvKs4XpB
— GLAAD (@glaad) March 29, 2019
Steven Universe is set to release a feature film in the fall of 2019. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for a new season starting sometime this year.
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Congratulations to Rebecca Sugar and the Steven Universe family for this GLAAD Award!
We're so proud of @rebeccasugar and the amazing #StevenUniverse team for being the first animated show to win the @glaad award! 🏆🙌 #makinghistory #believeinsteven pic.twitter.com/16UtergfmP
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) March 29, 2019