Rebecca Sugar Explains Theme of “Steven Universe: The Movie”

Cartoon Network premiered the epic “Steven Universe: The Movie” as a commercial-free event that garnered many eyes to TVs on September 2. We at NN2D loved the movie, although we were disappointed with the lack of announcements for more SU. Other than that, everything about it was stellar! Show creator Rebecca Sugar recently did an interview where she explained a little about the concept behind the film, and how it relates to the world she created.

“Overall the theme of the movie is arcing or our arcs, because the entire show is about how these characters grow and how these characters arc,” Sugar said in an interview with ComicBook.com prior to the premiere of the film. “To suddenly take that away from them really breaks the fundamental foundation of the show. What I wanted to say with the movie is that you’re never really done arcing. You’re never really done changing. It’s a wonderful thing to be a work in progress.”

“I feel like what I really wanted to convey with the movie is that that capacity to keep changing and growing is […] a really powerful strength,” they added. “It allows you to be flexible, and to take things as they come, and to maintain your relationships with the people you care about. I think it’s just beautiful. I really wanted to tackle that concept of happily ever after and just the idea that stories are supposed to end because real life just isn’t like that.”

Sugar and the SU gang will be at NYCC in a few weeks, and have our fingers crossed they will announce when the next season of the show will air.

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