Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Disney Adventures Magazine

Disney Adventures magazine made it's debut in the Fall of 1990, around the same time the syndicated block of Disney produced television series known as The Disney Afternoon began. The publication was to serve as a companion to the afternoon cartoons, offering more adventures with the Disney Afternoon characters in comic book form. In addition to the comics, each issue featured news and interviews with celebrities popular with kids and real world stories of sports, adventure and travel. Many issues also included behind the scenes pieces on the world of Disney. The digest sized magazine sported colorful covers, usually spotlighting a celebrity appearing with Disney characters. The cover featuring the Ducktales gang running from a rhino was used on a special preview issue of the magazine that was available the summer before regular printing began. It's dated "Fall 1990" and was only available by mail-order from sending in proofs-of-purchase from (Kelloggs?) cereal.

What follows is the first in a series of galleries showcasing the cover art of the first few years of Disney Adventures magazine. Not only do these covers offer some unique Disney artwork, they also illustrate some of the forgotten celebrities of the early `90's.

Hot off his hit Disney film "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids", Rick Moranis graces the first issue available on newsstands.

The Wonder Years star with the Rescue Rangers...pretty cool, eh!? Fred Savage is actually quite busy with Disney work these days. He's directed several episodes of Phil of the Future, Wizards of Waverly Place, and the mega cash cow Hannah Montana.

Alyssa Milano in a cover reminiscent of "Ducktales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp"

Who would have ever guessed that Bob Saget would still be around and Roger Rabbit would be a thing of the past?

1 comment:

Jayson Peters said...

I LIVED for the Disney Afternoon! I own all the Ducktales DVDs and make my kids watch them almost weekly.