Rebecca Sugar Bio

Rebecca Sugar is creator of the upcoming Cartoon Network Studios’ original animated series Steven Universe slated to premiere November 4, 2013 at 8 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network. Steven Universe is a coming-of-age story told from the perspective of Steven, the youngest member of a team of magical Guardians of the Universe.

Sugar became a storyboard artist and writer on Adventure Time in 2009 after graduating from the School of Visual Arts (SVA).  The first episode she boarded, "It Came From the Nightosphere," was nominated for an Emmy® and included the first song she wrote for the series, "Daddy, Why did you eat my fries?" which quickly became a fan favorite. Since then, she's written 17 songs for the show and has boarded on some of Adventure Times’ most acclaimed episodes: "The Real You," "Jake vs. Me-Mow," "Fionna and Cake," "What was Missing," and "Incendium." Sugar was nominated for an Annie Award (ASIFA) for her storyboards on the Adventure Time Season 2 finale "Mortal Folly."

Cartoon Network ( is consistently the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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