Franchise / Disney Channel Animated Universe
The Disney Channel Animated Universe is the universe that most of the earliest animated Disney Channel Original series resided in, as well as certain shows from One Saturday Morning
. Six series were established through various Crossovers
(mostly episodes of Lilo & Stitch: The Series
where characters from another show visit Kauai) to exist in the same universe. Although each of the shows take place in generally the same time period, they each have very different premises. With the end of the Western parts of the Lilo & Stitch
franchise (it continued with the East Asian spin-offs Stitch!
and Stitch & Ai
, both of which removed Lilo Pelekai as a main character), the universe seems to have been put to rest, as its first series was the main place characters from the other shows crossed over to.
See also the Disney Channel Live-Action Universe
for the live-action shows'
Not to be confused with the DC Comics Animated Universe
.Series confirmed to be in the Disney Channel Animated Universe include:Series unconfirmed to be in the Disney Channel Animated Universe include:
Series that are confirmed to not be in the Disney Channel Animated Universe include:
- Teamo Supremo
- The Weekenders
- Stitch & Ai: Yes, it's part of the Lilo & Stitch franchise, but although this Chinese series could be seen as an interquel set between Leroy & Stitch and the Stitch! anime, it has not directly referenced the franchise's first TV series yet and none of the other previously-seen experiments besides Stitch himself appear. This is despite the fact that people who worked on Lilo & Stitch: The Series have also worked on this show.
- All Disney Channel/XD cartoons post-Lilo & Stitch that aren't excluded below, and any shows they happen to cross with (including Marvel Universe showsnote )
- Shows set in a different time period
- Shows that include talking animals or Funny Animalsnote
- Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior series (though Special Agent Oso and Handy Manny are confirmed to be in the same universe as each other, as they had a Crossover, as well as Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital and Winnie the Pooh.)
- Disney's Doug, as it was previously on Nickelodeon.
- Nightmare Ned (only because Disney refuses to acknowledge its existence).
- Pepper Ann, which did cross over with House of Mouse.
- Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, which is a TV show in the Toy Story universe and presumably occurs in another galaxy.
- TRON: Uprising, which takes places in the TRON universe.
- Star Wars Rebels, which, similar to TRON: Uprising, exists in the Star Wars canon.
- The Descendants animated shorts, which again exists in the canon of that particular DCOM.
- Any Disney Channel/XD cartoons post-Lilo & Stitch that have any of the above.