On Steven Universe, Giant Robots Are Only Second To The Power Of Friendship

Steven Universe is a show about a lot of things: love, accepting people for who they are, the power of friendship and kindness. Sometimes, it explores those concepts like any other show would. Sometimes, it explores them through giant robots. This makes Steven Universe the best show on Television. »10/09/15 9:30amYesterday 9:30am

All It Takes Is a Little Rain to Get Steven Universe on Track

Last week’s episode of Steven Universe delivered on two of the show’s greatest strengths: its adorable humor, and a keen eye for character development. Not only does this week give us the heart-cloggingly sweet joy of Peridot and Steven on an adventure together, it delivers the show’s third strength: actual plot… »10/02/15 12:00pm10/02/15 12:00pm

Amanda Waller Runs Super Hero High School in the First Look at DC Super Hero Girls

Earlier this year, DC unveiled its new female-focused super hero lineup aimed at getting young girls into the world of DC Comics: DC Super Hero Girls. Now the company has kicked off the initiative with a new animated short—hold the phone. Is that Gorilla Grodd wearing a jacket and bow tie? »10/01/15 12:30pm10/01/15 12:30pm

Steven Universe Just Turned One of Its Villains Into Its Most Lovable Character

Steven Universe is a show jampacked with so many good characters that your favorite one probably changes from week to week. But while last night’s episode did a lot of fantastic stuff, its greatest success was taking Peridot, the closest the show currently has to a recurring villain, and making her the star. »9/25/15 12:00pm9/25/15 12:00pm

Steven Universe Is Quickly Becoming A Show About Flawed Mothers

In a way, Steven Universe has always been about the struggle of motherhood—a main character born out of an absent mother, raised by surrogates with their own problems. But since its return, the show is seemingly laser-focused on Moms... although “Sadie’s Song” doesn’t quite the same high notes as last week’s episode. »9/18/15 2:05pm9/18/15 2:05pm

On Steven Universe, Lying to Your Mother is its Own Battle

Steven Universe made a triumphant return last night, back on a normal weekly format after recent scattered, concentrated releases of episodes. Despite the change in schedule, in “Nightmare Hospital” the show is still doing what it does best: defying expectations and being one of the most emotionally smart cartoons on… »9/11/15 12:30pm9/11/15 12:30pm

Steven Universe's Extended Opening Teases Major Villains and Heart-Exploding Joy

Back at Comic-Con this year, Steven Unvierse’s joint panel with Adventure Time treated fans to an extended version of the show’s opening theme, teasing an awesome hint at the show’s future. Now Cartoon Network have started streaming the opening on their website, so everyone can see it!
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Concept Art Reveals a Look Inside the Amazingly '90s Spider-Man Cartoon

Fox’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series was pretty great, but like its X-Men counterpart, it’s very much a product of the 1990s—something that becomes achingly obvious when you remember what Peter Parker wore outside of the Spidey suit. Need a reminder? Look no further than this awesome concept art from the series. »7/24/15 1:00pm7/24/15 1:00pm

Steven Universe Keeps Giving Us Some of the Most Complex Heroes on TV

Steven Universe graced our screens once again with a week of episodes purportedly about fusion and bringing the Crystal Gems together. Instead, a new fusion pairing actually gave us the chance for some strife between the Gems—and it turns out that they are just as fascinating apart as they are together.
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Vintage Cartoons Recall When Pickpocketing Was All the Criminal Rage 

You can still step outside your door right now and have your pocket picked (or the modern version, having your iPhone snatched right out of your hand while you’re talking on it). But as these 19th century-early 20th century illustrations suggest, pickpockets and muggers used to be the pressing concern of the day. »6/25/15 7:40pm6/25/15 7:40pm