Cartoon Network USA’s Brand New Steven Universe Podcast

Cartoon Network USA's Brand New Steven Universe Podcast

Cartoon Network USA’s Brand New Steven Universe Podcast

Today (20/07/2017), Cartoon Network USA uploaded the first episode of their brand new Steven Universe podcast onto iTunes. The brand new podcast is presented by Cartoon Network intern – McKenzie Atwood, previously she has worked for Cartoon Network Games, Cartoon Network’s social media department and is now working for Cartoon Network Studios. In each episode, McKenzie will interview the show’s cast and the Crewniverse (the nickname for Steven Universe’s production team).

The first interview on the podcast is with the show’s creator – Rebecca Sugar and her brother – Steven Sugar who was the inspiration for the show’s title character and also works as a background artist on the show. During the podcast, Rebecca and Steven talk about their childhood and their times playing video games and watching anime together. In the episode, they reveal the origins of some of Steven Universe’s imagery, characters, backgrounds and music. In the podcast, Rebecca and Steven mention that they’re interested in fan theories about the show and they reveal how the movie – Hotel Transylvania and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time led to the creation of Steven Universe.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-steven-universe-podcast/id1261418557?mt=2

Cartoon Network USA Steven Universe Exclusive Vinyl San Diego Comic Con 2017

Cartoon Network USA Steven Universe Exclusive Vinyl San Diego Comic Con 2017

Cartoon Network USA Steven Universe Exclusive Vinyl San Diego Comic Con 2017

Cartoon Network USA has revealed another exclusive product ahead of San Diego Comic Con 2017, which starts this Thursday (20/07/2017). The exclusive item is a limited edition Steven Universe vinyl record featuring two popular tracks from the hit animated show – “Stronger Than You” performed by Estelle (voice of Garnet) and a rare acoustic rendition of “Love Like You” (also known as the Steven Universe end credits theme) performed by the show’s creator – Rebecca Sugar. Both songs are produced by the chiptune and piano music duo – Aivi and Surhasshu.

Cartoon Network partnered with merchandising company – iam8bit.com to produce the vinyl record and only 3,000 copies have been produced. Copies will be given away on Friday 21st July at 1pm at the Gallery Nucleus Booth, the vinyl will also be available to order on iam8bit’s website. For those visiting San Diego Comic Con this Friday, don’t miss this opportunity to get your hands on a rare piece of Steven Universe merchandise!

In other Cartoon Network/San Diego Comic Con news, Cartoon Network’s booth (Booth Number #3735) at this year’s San Diego Comic Con is themed after their upcoming show – OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, which will premiere on 1st August. The stand will be a real life replica of Gar’s Bodega, the workplace of K.O. and his friends from the show, fans will get to immerse themselves in the beat-’em-up video-game like universe of Cartoon Network Studios’ latest production. The booth will be easy to find as there will be a giant K.O. balloon floating above.

https://store.iam8bit.com/collections/steven-universe

Cartoon Network Creative Arts Emmys 2017 Nominations

Cartoon Network Creative Arts Emmys 2017 Nominations

Cartoon Network Creative Arts Emmys 2017 Nominations

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) released their nominations list for the 2017 Emmy Awards this morning (13/07/2017) at the Wolf Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA. Cartoon Network Studios has been nominated twice in the “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” category for Adventure Time and Steven Universe. Warner Bros. Animation’s Teen Titans Go! has also been nominated in the same category, the show airs on Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation has a close relationship with the channel.

So far, Adventure Time has won a total of six Emmys and won two Emmys in the “Outstanding Individual Achievement” in Animation category last year for the episodes “Bad Jubies” and “Stakes Part 8: The Dark Cloud”. This year, Adventure Time has been nominated for the Islands miniseries episode – “Imaginary Resources”. Steven Universe has nominated for the musical themed episode “Mr. Greg” and Teen Titans Go! has been nominated for the (slightly inaccurate) Teen Titans origins episode named “Orangins”.

Cartoon Network has dominated the “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” category with three nominations, but they will face competition against Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Disney XD’s Marvel’s Rocket and Groot.

Best of luck to Pendleton Ward, Graham Falk, Elizabeth Ito and the production crew for the Adventure Time episode – Imaginary Resources. Also best of luck to Rebecca Sugar, Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu and the Crewniverse, could they finally win their first Emmy?. This is also Teen Titans Go!’s first Emmy nomination, could the highly popular DC Comics animated show win the award?.

This year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday 9th September and Sunday 10th September and will air on Saturday 16th September at 8pm ET/PT, 7pm CT on FXX in the United States.

A list of all the nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards can be accessed via the link below:

http://www.emmys.com/sites/default/files/Downloads/69th-nominations-list-v1ry.pdf

http://www.cartoonnetworkstudios.com

http://www.emmys.com/awards/emmys/creative-arts-emmys