The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Conversations: Steven Universe


Text by Margaret Blanchard, Video by Stephen An - 9/27/2019


“I really believe that animation is a force for change,” Rebecca Sugar says in this Peabody Conversation. The creator of “Steven Universe” uses the medium to tell stories that foster emotional intelligence and explore issues of identity and community. Last year the program featured the first same-sex wedding on an animated children’s program. Peabody Awards honored it for being “a fantastical, even surreal series which nevertheless speaks to the human heart.”