List of fictional universes in animation and comics

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This is a partial list of fictional universes created for comic books and animated film and television.

Universe Origin/ first mentioned Date Notes
Amalgam Universe Amalgam Comics #1 1996 Marvel & DC crossover
Avatar Universe The Boy in the Iceberg (Avatar: The Last Airbender) 2005 Four Nations (Air Nomads, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, Water Tribes) (The Last Airbender)
Four Nations and Sovereign state (Air Nomads, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, Water Tribes and the United Republic of Nations) (The Legend of Korra)
BattleTech universe Battledroids board game 1984 Futuristic wargame setting with a largely fictionalized 2-d starmap extending over 2,500 light-years out from Terra; timeline diverges from real-world history around 1984 and is meanwhile detailed through the mid-32nd century. Was originally created for Battledroids in 1984 (which was renamed to BattleTech in its 2nd edition). Later additions include the BattleTech: The Spider and the Wolf graphic novel (1986) and BattleTech: The Animated Series (1994).
Bedrock The Flintstones 1960 Modern/prehistoric town
DC Animated Universe Batman: The Animated Series 1992 Refers to a series of popular animated television series and related spin-offs produced by Warner Bros. Animation which share the same continuity. Sometimes referred to as the Diniverse or Timmverse after its two most notable contributors, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm.
Disney's Phineas and Ferb Universe Rollercoaster (Phineas and Ferb) 2007 A Universe where Phineas and Ferb and Milo Murphy's Law both take place.
DC Multiverse The Flash #123 1961 Universe in which the many separate continuities of DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) take place
Dredd's World The Robot Wars 1977 A dystopian future where the Earth has been badly damaged by a series of international conflicts, much of the planet has turned into radioactive wasteland, and populations have aggregated in enormous mega-cities.
Duck universe Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #49 1944 Where Disney cartoon characters Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck live. It is a spin-off of the older Mickey Mouse universe, yet has become much more extensive. It was largely the creation of Carl Barks.
Equestria My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 2010 A world consisting of both sentient and non-sentient animals and creatures, but mostly of four types of ponies: Earth ponies, Pegasus ponies, Unicorn ponies and Alicorn ponies (which are winged unicorns and are of royal status.) All ponies have, or will obtain a Cutie Mark, which is a symbol that appears on their flank when they discover what their special talent is. There is also a modern-day human world where characters have human being counterparts of themselves; access to this world is through a magic portal.
Erfworld Erfworld 2006 Fantasy realm that follows the rules of a tabletop wargame, featured in a webcomic of the same name
Eternia Masters of the Universe 1981 Mystical planet at the centre of the universe that forms the setting for the Masters of the Universe franchise
Hasbro Comic Book Universe The Transformers: Infiltration #0 2005 Setting of many of the comic books based on Hasbro; published by IDW publishing.
Image Universe Savage Dragon #1, Spawn #1, & Youngblood #1 1992 Setting of many of the comic books published by Image Comics take place.
MacFarlane universe Family Guy 1999 The setting for multiple cartoons created by Seth MacFarlane, including Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. Also crossed over with Springfield from The Simpsons in The Simpsons Guy.
Marvel Multiverse Universe in which the various separate continuities of Marvel Comics (Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America) take place.
Mickey Mouse universe Plane Crazy 1928 Where some cartoon characters created by the Walt Disney Company live, the most famous of which is Mickey Mouse. It is coexistent with the Duck universe
Mongo Flash Gordon 1934 Totalitarian planet that is the setting for the Flash Gordon comic strip
The Pixar Universe Toy Story 1995 Fictional universe with all of the Pixar features connected in the same universe through a major timeline of events
Quintel universe Regular Show 2010 A universe where Regular Show and the upcoming Close Enough both take place.
Sigilverse CrossGenesis #1 2000 Serves as the 900th century setting for most titles published by CrossGen Comics.
Springfield The Simpsons 1989 Fictional town in which Matt Groening's animated series The Simpsons takes place. Crossed over with the MacFarlane universe in The Simpsons Guy.
Star Wars Star Wars 1977 While the Saga originated with live-action films, George Lucas produced Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated film / animated series and Dave Filoni produced Star Wars Rebels, and was supervising director on the film and both animated series. The animation has the same universe as the live-action films.
Tintin universe Tintin in the Land of the Soviets 1929 The fictionalised world of Herge's Adventures of Tintin
Wildstorm Universe Wildstorm Titles 1992 A fictional shared universe where the comic books published by Wildstorm take place. It represents an alternate history of the real world where ideas such as interstellar travel and superhuman abilities are commonplace.
World of Naruto Naruto manga 2000 A fictional, unnamed, feudal era, fantasy world of Japan.
Untitled Lego shared universe The Lego Movie 2014 Animated LEGO films produced by Warner Bros. that includes films such as The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Ninjago Movie and the TV series Unikitty!.
Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe S.C.O.O.B. 2020 Animated films produced by Warner Bros. based on Hanna-Barbera cartoons.[1]


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