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Steven Universe Soundtrack Volume 2 Releases Tomorrow – Here Are All The Songs!

Let me drive my van into your heart! Cartoon Network just announced the details for the second volume of their Steven Universe soundtrack, as well as an unexpected surprise.

The story was broken by Den of Geek, who got the exclusive scoop on the track list and cover of the album. Not only is CN releasing this soundtrack, but they are also releasing a karaoke album called “Steven Universe: Karaoke” which has instrumental versions of 11 songs.

Check out the song list for Volume 2 below:

1: The Working Dead

2: Sadie Killer and the Suspects

3: G-G-G-Ghost

4: The Distant Shore

5: Ruby Rider

6: Let’s Only Think About Love

7: Familiar

8: Escapism

9: Let Me Ska My Van Into Your Heart

10: We Are The Crystal Gems (Change Your Mind Version)

11: Change Your Mind

12: Love Like You (Reprise)

Ultimately, the soundtrack is less than half of what volume one had on it. However, it does perfectly conclude the end of this massive arc for Steven, as this covers all the songs since the first soundtrack was released.

Here is the track listing for the karaoke album:

1: We Are The Crystal Gems: Main Title (Instrumental Version)

2: Do It For Her (Instrumental Version)

3: Stronger Than You (Instrumental Version)

4: We Are The Crystal Gems: Full Theme (Instrumental Version)

5: It’s Over Isn’t It (Instrumental Version)

6: Here Comes A Thought (Instrumental Version)

7: Love Like You: End Credits (Instrumental Version)

8: That Distant Shore (Instrumental Version)

9: Familiar (Instrumental Version)

10: Escapism (Instrumental Version)

11: We Are The Crystal Gems: Change Your Mind Version (Instrumental Version)

This also coincides with the release of the complete “Steven Universe Season 2” DVD set, which comes out on April 16 (took them long enough)!

Steven UniverseVolume 2 Soundtrack will be available Friday, April 12 for digital download and streaming. 

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After Epic Season Finale, “Steven Universe” Is Just Getting Started

“Steven Universe” is a favorite here at Nerd News Today, and that season finale from a few months ago still has us rocked. It could have been a series finale the way it wrapped up, but thankfully it won’t be. Many things came to a close but there are certainly some new loose threads hanging around, and that means the show is now free to take a deeper examination of the titular protagonist.

On a recent episode of Cartoon Network’s official Steven Universe podcast, series creator Rebecca Sugar and former co-executive producer Ian Jones-Quartey discussed how the season finale “Change Your Mind” is really a new starting point for Steven Universe as a character:

The thing about Steven Universe is that it’s a coming of age story and this is something that he had to figure out in order to start making decisions for himself. Throughout the show, it’s actually been very difficult to write Steven because he puts others in front of himself and his motivations are so tied in with what he thinks other people want—what he thinks his mother would have wanted, what he thinks the Gems want, and who he’s supposed to be.

This is where we finally break that all down. He can’t be distracted by any sort of “supposed to.” It doesn’t exist for him and he doesn’t have to be what other people want or expect him to be.

Jones-Quartey added:

I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say that this specific arc of Steven’s, like “Change Your Mind” definitely makes a definitive statement on Steven and who he is and what he thinks he is and how he feels about it. Moving forward, everything’s going to be different.

No new details were revealed about what to expect from the next season or when it will air. At least we only have less than a year to wait for the Steven Universe movie, which is also still shrouded in mystery.

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Steven Universe Comes To “Minecraft”

If you’re a creeper and you’re on the run, you can count on the four of them taking it down! ‘Cause they’re good, and evil never beats them, they’ll win the fight and then go out for pizzas! Okay, the last line doesn’t work the same, but Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe has officially joined the world of Minecraft!

Announced by Mojang, this official Minecraft mashup was released today for Xbox One, Windows 10 Edition, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. It features some important locations from the Steven Universe cartoon series, as well as music from the show, textures, and 48 skins that include the Crystal Gems, Homeworld Gems, and the denizens of Beach City (including Lion and Pumpkin).

Check out the official video below to see it in action:

I haven’t touched Minecraft in awhile, mainly due to personal time constraints. This looks like the perfect nudge to get me back into it! I wonder if Rebecca Sugar plays Minecraft, and if she does, how hard will she be playing this version?

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WATCH – “Disney Theatrical at 25: The Stars Align” Panel Highlights – BroadwayCon 2019

Check out some highlights from the BroadwayCon 2019 panel, “Disney Theatrical at 25: The Stars Align”. This panel featured questions and answers with the stars of the Broadway versions of Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, Aida, and Frozen, with James Monroe Iglehart, Thomas Schumacher, Ashley Brown, Merle Dandridge, Christian Borle, Patti Murin, and Susan Egan.

Check out our full Youtube playlist for more video of the panels, performances, and cosplay seen at this event.

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WATCH – Susan Egan sings “Home” From “Beauty & The Beast” – BroadwayCon 2019

At BroadwayCon 2019, the opening ceremony audience was delighted to hear the amazing Susan Egan sing “Home” from the Broadway production of “Disney’s Beauty and The Beast”.

Susan Egan is best known for originating the role of Belle in the Broadway musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (1994), as well as for providing the voices of Megara in Hercules (1997) and Rose Quartz on Steven Universe.

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Toy Fair 2018 – New Cartoon Network Products for The Powerpuff Girls 20th Anniversary, Ben 10, Steven Universe and Adventure Time

Cartoon Network Enterprises will offer an extensive line-up of new products in 2018 around tentpole franchises and hit series celebrating milestones all year long. New licensing partners will be introduced throughout the year for the upcoming 20th Anniversary of Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls, the network’s #1 global franchise and leading boys action brand Ben 10, and fan favorite properties including Adventure Time, Steven Universe and We Bare Bears. The announcement comes at the start of the North American International Toy Fair, an annual toy industry event held in New York City, where an assortment of the products will be on display from new and existing partners for the brands.

“We have partnered with the best in class to mark key milestones for Cartoon Network including The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Steven Universe and We Bare Bears. From LEGO® building sets to Playmates Toys action figures to updated collectibles across all of our beloved brands, each have captured the spirit and tone our fans share and delight in for each of these properties,” said Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises for North America.

Cartoon Network debuted a fresh take on the beloved Ben 10 animated series in the U.S. in 2017, centered on fun-loving, 10-year-old Ben Tennyson. Since its debut, the series has delivered top ratings and the toy line from global master toy partner Playmates Toys was consistently a top 3 boys action figure SKU at Toys“R”Us throughout 2017. Ben’s newly Omni-Enhanced™ aliens debut in season 2 premiering Monday, February 19. New Ben 10 licensing partners and partnership expansions include:

Global master toy partner Playmates Toys will expand its toy line in 2018 to include an all new assortment of action figures, feature-driven deluxe figures, Omnitrix-inspired role play and more.

Rubies is launching an assortment of Ben 10 dress up / role play outfits in Fall 2018 across all channels. Ben 10 Halloween costumes and accessories will also be available at specialty Halloween retailers and online starting August 2018.

Toy Factory will introduce a new collection of Ben 10 plush toys in March 2018 for outdoor and traveling amusement venues, as well as family entertainment centers.

The Powerpuff Girls celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018, which will include a global rollout of new episodes, events and products that will continue into 2019. New licensing partners for The Powerpuff Girls include:

The LEGO Group will issue two new and exciting building sets featuring Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup allowing children, and fans of all ages, to recreate the superheroes’ actionpacked adventures.
Cartoon Network will also expand the licensing programs around popular brands We Bare Bears, Steven Universe and Adventure Time. New partners include:

Monogram Direct will launch We Bare Bears 3D Foam Key Ring Blind Bags. Each blind bag comes with one randomly selected, highly-detailed 3D figural key ring of the beloved cartoon characters and the collection includes two harder-to-find chase figures.

In May 2018, Tastemakers, LLC will introduce Steven Universe Micro Pozers Series 1 – the first toy in the new category of Tactile Collectibles. These collectibles are bendable and have magnetic hands and feet!

Kidrobot will release its Adventure Time line items in April 2018, including Adventure Time Fresh 2 Death Mini Series and BMO Medium Figure.

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“Cartoon Network Collection” Wave 1 from Titans Vinyl – review & unboxing

It’s time for an unboxing with a serious hit of nostalgia. With the help of Rich from Rageworks, we crack open this case of the “Cartoon Network Collection” from Titan Merchandise. This first wave of Titan Vinyls mini-figures includes characters from modern and classic CN series, including Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Lab, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and more.

This is one of our favorite cases, so check this video out to learn why.

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NY Toy Fair 2017: Titan Merchandise Vinyls – Cartoon Network, Beatles, MGS, Doctor Who

Our good friend from Titan Entertainment, Andrew Sumner, returned to another NY Toy Fair to bring us a closer than life look at the amazing new blind box figures from this company.

Joining their already sprawling line of licenses, we get the news on figures from the second wave of “Yellow Submarine,” Cartoon Network series 2 (including characters from “The Amazing World of Gumball,” “Steven Universe,” and “Over the Garden Wall” to name a few), Metal Gear Solid, Aliens, Predator, and Doctor Who.

Andrew gives us some big scoops on some of the exclusives coming out this year, as well as some of the bells and whistles from a few of the mini-figures. Titan always impresses us at Toy Fair, and truly makes something for nearly every fandom.

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“Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers” Side-Scroller Beat ‘Em Up Looks Awesome

Check out this brand new Cartoon Network game for PS4 entitled ‘Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers’. Featuring characters from Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Clarence, and Uncle Grandpa, this side-scroller that was just announced seemed to slip under the radar. As a fan of most of these shows (even Uncle Grandpa, but I will not openly admit that), this looks like a pretty fun game with a great art style that brings together these diverse characters in one banner.

Check out the trailer below:

When Uncle Grandpa accidentally drives the UG-RV through multiple dimensions, he picks up some surprise passengers in the form of Gumball, Steven Universe, Finn, Mordecai and Clarence! Now they’ll have to band together to defeat the evil shard creatures and set things right. Use each character’s unique attacks and special moves to conquer the elements, fight your way through all the levels and beat some brutal boss battles. Replay maps with special modifiers to switch up the fun, and unlock bonus rooms along the way.

The game will be available on November 8 exclusively for PS4.

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Rebecca Sugar panel at MoCCa Fest 2016 – FULL PANEL

On April 3, 2016, Rebecca Sugar held a panel during the MoCCa Arts Festival in Manhattan, NY for a lucky group of 85 fans.

Moderated by Ryan Sands, the SVA alum discussed “Steven Universe”, her older comics like “Margo in Bed” and “Pug Davis”, her new art book, diversity in animation, and much more. Most importantly, she plays her ukulele and reads some never before heard poetry!

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