Cartoon Network is sticking with Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe. The network announced today they’ve renewed the two animated series for a fifth season.
Both series are about to premiere their third season.
Created in 2013, Steven Universe centers on the title character, a young boy who lives with three magical aliens known as the Crystal Gems. The voice cast includes singer Estelle Swaray and comedian Tom Scharpling.
Uncle Grandpa is a series based on creator Peter Browngardt’s earlier animated shorts. The show follows a man “who is out to help every child and adult in the world through the power of imagination.”
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Cartoon Network has re-upped its commitment to two series announcing today that Cartoon Network Studios’ original series Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa will return next season and join the ranks of other returning hits, Adventure Time, Clarence, The Amazing World of Gumball and Regular Show. Both Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa originated from the award-winning artist-driven Shorts Program at Cartoon Network Studios.
Lauded by WIRED as one of the 15 Best Shows of 2015, Steven Universe, with its deeply realized characters and expanding storylines, has also been praised for its authentic voice, “gorgeous animation and adorable music.” Created by Emmy(R) and Annie Award-nominated writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar (Adventure Time) and featuring a stellar voice cast including Grammy Award-winner Estelle and BTVA Voice Acting Award-winner Zach Callison, Steven Universe, tells the story of three magical defenders of the planet… .and Steven, the proverbial “little brother” to the Crystal Gems – a team of magical guardians of humanity.
The series is a multi-platform powerhouse, with mobile RPG Attack the Light ranking as a #1 Top App in the App Store and the franchise being Tumblr’s most re-blogged animated series of 2015. The third season continues with the “Summer of Steven” with new episodes premiering June through August.
Created by Pete Browngardt, the Emmy(R) Award-winning Uncle Grandpa continues to delight audiences as it follows the adventures of Uncle Grandpa who is out to help every child and adult in the world through the power of imagination. With his mystical R.V. and eternal optimism, Uncle Grandpa is always ready to greet the day – and everyone he meets – with his signature, “GOOD MORNIN’. Starting this April, everyone’s favorite uncle and grandpa will begin hosting Cartoon Network’s “Good Mornings with Uncle Grandpa” programming block every Saturday.”
What do you think? Do you watch either Steven Universe or Uncle Grandpa? Are you glad they were renewed?