Steven Universe: Season 3 (2016)

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Episodes

1
Air date: May 12, 2016
2
Air date: May 12, 2016
3
Air date: May 19, 2016
4
Air date: May 26, 2016
5
Air date: Jun 2, 2016
6
Air date: Jul 18, 2016
7
Air date: Jul 18, 2016
8
Air date: Jul 19, 2016
9
Air date: Jul 20, 2016
10
Air date: Jul 21, 2016
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Cast

Zach Callison
as Steven
Estelle
as Garnet
Deedee Magno
as Pearl
Michaela Dietz
as Amethyst

Critic Reviews for Steven Universe Season 3

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Even the "worst" episodes of the series are fun, silly romps that play with the Crystal Gems' interests and foibles or shed more light on the residents of Beach City.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…
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Steven Universe has built up such an impressive reserve of characters with such deft plotting, even the slightest episodes usually say something interesting about someone.

Sep 21, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Steven Universe deftly packages all of these ideas in ways that are as nuanced as they are all-ages-appropriate, and it does it so well that it has to be watched to be believed.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

As a show, Steven Universe has come in leaps and bounds in its storytelling approach and its deft handling of its fascinatingly flawed central characters. It's time to kick back a little and enjoy a relaxing summer of fun for a bit.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Steven Universe has a cast full of talented singers, but the standout is Broadway alum Deedee Magno Hall, who voices Pearl and brings the house down with the emotional "It's Over Isn't It."

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

They are able to do more in their eleven minute episode runtime than most shows can do with forty. The world building is incredible. The characters are bright, hilarious, and heartfelt.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

A very pleasant re-immersion into the SUniverse, complete with a gentle forward push to a plot that we've become accustomed to roaring forward.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Steven Universe began as a cute cartoon... One hundred episodes later, the show has one of the most complex mythologies currently on television, not to mention some of its best and most selfless heroes.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Steven Universe is precisely what U.S. cartoons have been inexplicably missing, at least in the serialized TV format: soft and colorful animation, beautiful pop and piano music, and dance as its own, relatable sort of magic.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Steven Universe: Season 3

  • Dec 23, 2019
    The animation inconsistency is getting worse...and I can't tell what the aim of this show is anymore.
  • Aug 22, 2019
    Concepts that non animated shows haven't been able to show in the past. One of a kind work of art
  • Apr 08, 2019
    This season is one of my favorites with wonderful episodes like barn mates & Mr Greg. It was wonderful to have that moment with Pearl & Steven's father.
  • Dec 12, 2018
    I just spent hours of my life watching "Steven Universe"... It sucked and I’m going to tell you the many, MANY, reasons why. "Steven Universe" is a show about space rocks fighting other space rocks. I’m only half joking. The plot of "Steven Universe" is that Steven Universe (played by Zach Callison) is a kid who lives in a van with his Dad sometimes but he mostly lives with the crystal gems. The crystal gems are rebel gems who moved to earth to get away from the rulers of their home planet, the Diamonds. The Crystal gems are not ordinary alien cliches though, they are actual gems who disguise themselves as colorful humans. They can also fuse with other gems and can pull weapons out of the gem they are. The crystal gems themselves consist of Garnet, (played by Estelle) the strong calm one, Pearl, (played by Deedee Magno) the overprotective Mom, and Amethyst, (played by Michaela Dietz) one of the only well written characters in this show. The crystal gems and Steven spend most time fighting other gems that are monsters, but other times they are looking for relics of Stevens Mom, Rose quartz (played by Susan Egan), who gave up her life to birth Steven. The reason why she died to birth Steven was because gems aren’t supposed to have babies but Rose fell in love with a human and said "why not" even though she was literally supposed to be leading a war. Turns out Pearl has a huge obsession with Rose and is sad that she died so she is actually quite depressed which is why she is pretty much Stevens overprotective Mom, because Steven is technically Rose. I am guessing that story was hard to follow, I could not help it whatsoever just because the story was hard to decipher itself just because 70% of episodes are filler. The filler would be nicer if STEVEN WASN’T ALWAYS THERE! Every single episode has Steven! It is as if the creators cannot make a single episode without him! It would be nice to get an episode about a single character without Steven there! They tried to do that type of thing before with Garnet and her backstory but turns out, Garnet was just telling the story to Steven! Okay mini Steven- always-there rant over. The next flaw with "Steven Universe" the animation issues. This issue drove me INSANE just because I do animation as a hobby and even I know that these problems can be avoided very easily. The main issue is the lack of movement in the show, most of the time the scenes are still frames with lip sync which is boring to watch, and other times other (better) animation studios will animate an episode for them and it will turn out to be smooth, very well made animation. Another thing that happens a lot is inconsistent character sizes. A huge example I found of this was in a scene with Garnet and Steven (of course there is Steven), they were walking side by side and Steven was about half the size of Garnet, the angle changed to show Garnets face and then when it focused back on both of them, Steven only went up to her knees. Another example is when the focus is where the characters are far away, their heads become bigger than my will to do something else with my life than watch this show. These problems can be easily avoided with character reference sheets, which they do have but NEVER USE (at least from what I heard). I honestly hope the people animating this show up their game because these flaws are very hard to ignore (for me at least). At this point I was done, I couldn’t watch any more. The only thing I really liked about this show was the voice acting, the voice actors did quite well, also the musical numbers are great "Stronger Than you" is a really good song from the show I will admit. Originally I thought the show should be a G just because smaller children would not notice all the issues of the show but, at the same time the show has extremely dark and foreign topics in it so a rating is really hard to decide so I’m going for a PG-13 instead. I really do hope the creators work harder on the show just because it has potential. 3 out of 10 stars for me, do not watch this show if you want anything over decent.
  • Nov 06, 2018
    The series really kicked off and has given us a beautifully crafted combination of animation, music, characters, and story.
  • Oct 30, 2018
    Every part of this show is amazing.
  • Oct 18, 2018
    Steven Universe is better than ever.
  • Apr 16, 2018
    again!!! cute!!! gay!!!! just what i wanted
  • Mar 25, 2018
    Amazing story and great action!
  • Nov 12, 2017
    As close to pitch perfect, Rebecca Sugar dazzles with terrific direction as characters face bigger perils, both physical and emotional, and development comes in to fill the gaps in this astonishing third season.

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