Template:Infobox media franchise

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{{Infobox media franchise}} is used to quickly list all the major creative works of a media franchise, as well as a franchise's creator(s), origins, and owner(s).

Usage[edit]

The infobox may be added by pasting the template as shown below into an article, typically at the top of an article above the lead section.

title
Example image not be used in article namespace.jpg
caption
Creator creator
Original work origin
Owner owner
Print publications
Books books
Novels novels
Short stories short_stories
Comics comics
Graphic novels graphic_novels
Comic strips strips
Magazines magazines
Films and television
Films films
Short films shorts
Television series tv
Animated series atv
Television specials tv_specials
Television films tv_films
Direct-to-video dtv
Theatrical presentations
Plays plays
Musicals musicals
Games
Traditional games
Role-playing rpgs
Video games vgs
Audio
Radio programs radio
Soundtracks sountracks
Original music music
Miscellaneous
Toys toys
Theme park attractions attractions
otherlabel1 otherdata1
otherlabel2 otherdata2
otherlabel3 otherdata3
Official website
website
footnotes
{{Infobox media franchise
|title          =
|image          =
|imagesize      = <!--Numbers only; do not enter "px"-->
|caption        =
|creator        =
|owner          =
|origin         =
|books          =
|novels         =
|short_stories  =
|comics         =
|graphic_novels =
|strips         =
|magazines      =
|films          =
|shorts         =
|tv             =
|atv            =
|tv_specials    =
|tv_films       =
|dtv            =
|plays          =
|musicals       =
|games          =
|rpgs           =
|vgs            =
|radio          =
|soundtracks    =
|music          =
|toys           =
|attractions    =
|otherlabel1    =
|otherdata1     =
|otherlabel2    =
|otherdata2     =
|otherlabel3    =
|otherdata3     =
|website        =
|footnotes      = <!--Use {{note}}s or {{note label}}s to go with {{ref}}s and {{ref label}}s in data parameters.-->
}}

Parameters[edit]

Note: Do not link to an article more than once in the infobox. All parameters are optional. See also MOS:FILM. For full details, see the TemplateData section below.

It is recommended to list multiple works of a medium (e.g. films) using {{Plain list}}, as the infobox will look cleaner without bullets.

Parameter Explanation
title Insert the full name of the franchise, if necessary. If this parameter is not used, the article title will automatically appear in the infobox's header.
image Insert the file name of an image representing the franchise.
imagesize Insert the width of the image in pixels. Please use numbers only; there is no need to add "px".
caption Caption for image if necessary.
creator State here who (originally) created the franchise.
origin State in what form the franchise originated.
owner State here who owns the franchise and its copyrights, whether it's a person, a company, several groups, etc.
books List any published books (and their years of first publication) related to the franchise.
novels List any published novels (and their years of first publication) related to the franchise.
short_stories List any published short stories (and their years of first publication) related to the franchise.
comics List any published comics (and their years of publication) produced for the franchise.
graphic_novels List any published graphic novels (and their years of first publication) produced for the franchise.
strips List any published comic strips (and their years of circulation) released for the franchise.
magazines List any published magazines (and their years of circulation) devoted to the franchise.
films List all the feature-length theatrical films (and their years of first release) which have been released in the franchise.
shorts List all the short films (and their years of first release) which have been released in the franchise.
tv List any live-action television programs (and their years of broadcast) that are part of the franchise.
atv List any animated television programs (and their years of broadcast) that are part of the franchise, even if the franchise is based on animation.
tv_specials List any television specials (and their years of first broadcast) created for the franchise.
tv_films List any television films (and their years of first broadcast) that are part of the franchise.
dtv List any direct-to-video releases (and their years of first release) for the franchise.
plays List any plays (and their premiere years) which have been made as part of the franchise.
musicals List any musicals (and their premiere years) which have been made as part of the franchise.
games List any traditional games (and their years of first release) as part of the franchise. (e.g. board games, card games)
rpgs List any role-playing games (and their years of first release) related to the franchise. This should not include any video games (whether or not they are role-playing video games).
vgs List any computer or video games (and their years of first release) related to the franchise.
radio List any radio programs (and their years of broadcast) related to the franchise.
soundtracks List any released official soundtracks (and their years of first release) for films, television, etc. in the franchise.
music List any original music in the franchise, including songs and albums (with albums' years of first release).
toys List any toys manufactured and released for the franchise.
attractions List any amusement park rides and attractions (and their years of operation) directly related to the franchise.
otherlabel1 Insert other relevant label.
otherdata1 Insert the relevant data.
otherlabel2 Insert other relevant label.
otherdata2 Insert the relevant data.
otherlabel3 Insert other relevant label.
otherdata3 Insert the relevant data.
website Insert the current official website(s) for the franchise. Use {{Official website}} and any of its parameters where necessary. If there are more than one official website (e.g. different websites for different languages), then please also use {{Plain list}} here.
footnotes Any relevant footnotes for any data information above (e.g. if a listed work is a crossover work). {{Note}} or {{note label}} templates can be used here, with {{ref}} or {{ref label}} templates on the other parameters where needed.
Do not use {{ref}} or {{ref label}} templates in following parameters: title, image, imagesize, caption, otherlabel1, otherlabel2, otherlabel3

Microformat[edit]

The HTML mark-up produced by this template includes an hCalendar microformat that makes event details readily parsable by computer programs. This aids tasks such as the cataloguing of articles and maintenance of databases. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please visit the Microformat WikiProject.
Classes used

The HTML classes this microformat uses include:

  • attendee
  • contact
  • description
  • dtend
  • dtstart
  • location
  • organiser
  • summary
  • url
  • vevent
Please do not rename or remove these classes
nor collapse nested elements which use them.

TemplateData[edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

See the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Infobox media franchise

{{Infobox media franchise}} is used to list at-a-glance comparative information about the creative works of a media franchise.

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

Parameter Description Type Status
Title title

Insert the full common name of the franchise (default: {{PAGENAME}})

Default
{{PAGENAME}}
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Image file image

Insert a relevant image for the franchise. Use only the file name as parameter, f.e. image=test.jpg

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Image size image_sizeimagesize

Insert a number for the image's width in pixels

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Alt text alt

Alt text for the image (see WP:ALT). A visually impaired reader will typically hear the alt text in place of the image

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Image caption caption

Image caption with a brief description of the image content

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Creator creator

Insert the name(s) of the person(s) and/or group(s) who originally created the franchise

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Original work origin

Insert the title of the source material and the name(s) of the source material writer(s). Use {{based on}} or similar formatting if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Owner owner

Insert the name(s) of the person(s), group(s), and/or company/companies who currently own or have previously owned the franchise. If there have been previous owners, enter their years of ownership in parentheses after the owners' name(s)

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Books books

Insert the title(s) of any published books in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first publication in parentheses after the title. Link each book's title to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Novels novels

Insert the title(s) of any published novels in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first publication in parentheses after the title. Link each novel's title to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Short stories short_stories

Insert the title(s) of any published short stories in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first publication in parentheses after the title. Link each story's title to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Comics comics

Insert the title(s) of any published comic books in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of publication in parentheses after the title. Link each comic's title to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Graphic novels graphic_novels

Insert the title(s) of any published graphic novels in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first publication in parentheses after the title. Link each graphic novel's title to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Comic strips strips

Insert the title(s) of any published comic strips in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of circulation in parentheses after the title. Link each strip's title to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Magazines magazines

Insert the title(s) of any published magazines in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of circulation in parentheses after the title. Link each magazine's title to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Films films

Insert the title(s) of any feature-length film that received a theatrical release in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first release in parentheses after the title. Link each film's title to its appropriate article if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Short films shorts

Insert the title(s) of any short films released in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first release in parentheses after the title. Link each film's title to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Television series tv

Insert the title(s) of any live-action television series that aired in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of broadcast in parentheses after the title. Link each series to its appropriate article if possible. Do not use for animated series even if the original work was in animation

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Animated series atv

Insert the name(s) of any animated television series that aired in the franchise (even if the franchise is based on an animated work), separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of broadcast in parentheses after the title. Link each series to its appropriate article if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Television specials tv_specials

Insert the name(s) of any television specials that aired in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first broadcast in parentheses after the title. Link each special to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Television films tv_films

Insert the name(s) of any films that aired first on television in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first broadcast in parentheses after the title. Link each film to its appropriate article if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Direct-to-video dtv

Insert the name(s) of any films or other visual media that released for home video in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first release in parentheses after the title. Link each direct-to-video release to its appropriate article if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Plays plays

Insert the name(s) of any non-musical theatrical plays in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the premiere year(s) in parentheses after the title. Link each play to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Musicals musicals

Insert the name(s) of any theatrical musicals in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the premiere year(s) in parentheses after the title. Link each musical production to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Traditional games games

Insert the name(s) of any board games, card games, or any other tabletop games released in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first release in parentheses after the title. Link each game to its appropriate article or section if possible. Do not include video games or role-playing games in this parameter

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Role-playing games rpgs

Insert the name(s) of any traditional role-playing games released in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first release in parentheses after the title. Link each game to its appropriate article or section if possible. Do not include video games, including role-playing video games, in this parameter

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Video games vgs

Insert the name(s) of any video games released in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first release in parentheses after the title. Link each game to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Radio programs radio

Insert the name(s) of any radio programs aired in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of broadcast in parentheses after the title. Link each program to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Soundtracks soundtracks

Insert the name(s) of any soundtrack albums released in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first release in parentheses after the title. Link each album to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Original music music

Insert the name(s) of any original music songs and albums released in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of first release in parentheses after the title. Link each song and album to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Toys toys

Insert the name(s) of any toys manufactured and released in the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Years are not needed for this parameter. Link each toy to its appropriate article or section if possible

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Theme park attractions attractions

Insert the name(s) of any amusement park rides, shows, and other attractions related to the franchise, separated using {{Plain list}}. Insert the year(s) of operation after the title. Years have to cover when any version of the attraction, whether or not it was the original, was operating. For example, a dark ride attraction debuted in a Florida park in 1977, another version of that attraction opened in California in 1980, the original Florida version closed in 1983, and California version continued to operate until 1992. Thus, the years of operation should be entered as '(1977–1992)'. Link each attraction to its appropriate article or section if possible. Any theatrical plays and musicals made for amusement parks should also be added to their respective parameters and linked there instead. Shows' years of operation should still be entered in this parameter, while their entries in the plays or musicals parameters should add only their premiere year

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Other label 1 otherlabel1

Custom label used for miscellaneous media not fitting with the above. Used in conjunction with otherdata1

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Other label 2 otherlabel2

Custom label used for miscellaneous media not fitting with the above. Used in conjunction with otherdata2. Do not use if there are less than two miscellaneous media requiring a custom label

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Other label 3 otherlabel3

Custom label used for miscellaneous media not fitting with the above. Used in conjunction with otherdata3. Do not use if there are less than three miscellaneous media requiring a custom label

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Other data 1 otherdata1

Custom data entries used for miscellaneous creative works not fitting with the above. Used in conjunction with otherlabel1

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Other data 2 otherdata2

Custom data entries used for miscellaneous creative works not fitting with the above. Used in conjunction with otherlabel2

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Other data 3 otherdata3

Custom data entries used for miscellaneous creative works not fitting with the above. Used in conjunction with otherlabel3

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Official website website

Insert the URL and name of the franchise's official website. Use {{Official website}} and any of its parameters where necessary. Use {{Plain list}} if there are more than one official website (e.g. separate English-language and Japanese-language websites)

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Footnotes footnotes

Additional details described via footnotes for any data information above, such as to detail any crossover works that makes use of the franchise. {{note}} and {{note label}} can be used for this parameter, with {{ref}} or {{ref label}} templates added to other parameters where needed. {{ref}} or {{ref label}} cannot be used with 'image', 'image_size' or 'imagesize', and should not be used for 'title', 'caption', and other labels 1 through 3

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional

See also[edit]