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''Disney Adventures'' was a magazine that started printing in 1990 by The Walt Disney Company. If you were a kid at any point between then and 2007 (when the magazine was canceled), you more than likely begged your parents to buy you at least one copy, because each issue featured a popular Disney character or Hollywood celebrity on its front cover.

The magazine basically featured any standard story or article you'd find in, say, ''Entertainment Weekly'', but written in a less formal manner and aimed at kids (there was a period where most of the articles were actually written ''by'' kids, for example).

Perhaps the most memorable thing about ''Disney Adventures'', though, were its comics in each issue, which were later consolidated into a single section, the Comic Zone, in 1995. During the early half of the 1990's, the magazine's comics were mainly based on Disney's currently-running animated properties, such as the shows on TheDisneyAfternoon programming block. Later on, however, the Comic Zone began to expand its horizon to running excerpts of other independent comic books, such as ''{{Bone}}'', ''TheSimpsons'' and ''LittleGloomy''. Then, in 1997, the magazine ran its first original comic, ''The Adventures of D & A'' (described [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/worstcomixever/deeanday.html here]] on PlatypusComix), which opened the way for more original properties in the Comic Zone.

During the One Saturday Morning era of Disney Television Animation, the Comic Zone gradually shifted its focus away from Disney's new animated television properties (some shows, like the ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' series and ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet'' ended up getting only one comic, while some like ''TeamoSupremo'' never got featured in comic form at all) and instead put it on original comics like ''Society of Horrors'' and ''Jet Pack Pets'' (although they would still occasionally feature a short comic based on one of the DisneyAnimatedCanon films, particularly if there was a new video release coming for the film in question). From then on, whenever a Disney animated property ''did'' get a comic story, it was a rare occasion that the story would be longer than four pages.

The magazine was suddenly canceled in 2007...[[MoodWhiplash two issues after it celebrated its 17th anniversary]].

Notable comic and storylines published in this magazine include:

* ''SpaceMickeyAndTheThroggRayWars'' - A 3-issue graphic novel storyline with painted art, featuring MickeyMouse, well, [[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE!]] [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes Unfortunately has never been reprinted]].
* ''The Perils of Mickey'' - A 2-issue sequel to the "Blaggard Castle" storyline from the Mickey Mouse comic strip.
* ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfTheChaosGod''
* ''The Adventures of D & A''
* ''Super Music Action Ready Team''
* ''Disney's Tall Tales''
* ''ComicBook/GorillaGorilla''

Additionally, Disney cartoons, films, and TV shows that got featured in comic form in the magazine:

* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''
* ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''
* ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian''
* ''{{Dinosaur}}''
* ''{{Dinosaurs}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''
* ''TheFamousJettJackson''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''
* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''
* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''
* ''TheIncredibles''
* ''Disney/TheJungleBook''
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''
* ''LloydInSpace''
* ''Franchise/{{Marsupilami}}''
* ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks''
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/NightmareNed''
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn''
* ''Disney/PeterPan''
* ''{{Pocahontas}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements''
* ''Film/TheRocketeer''
* ''Disney/RobinHood''
* ''[[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]]''
* ''SchnookumsAndMeat''
* ''Film/SpyKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''
* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet''
* ''TimonAndPumbaa''
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''
* ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}''
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!!This magazine contained examples of:
* ButNowIMustGo: Founding editor Tommi Lewis gave a brief but heartfelt goodbye on the December 1994 "Hello" page, explaining that she wasn't moving to New York with the rest of the magazine's production.
-->'''Tommi:''' I hope wherever I end up, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming we'll find each other]].
* {{Catchphrase}}: ADVENTURE ON!
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Really, it depended on when you first started reading the magazine. However, [[http://www.toonzone.net/forums/showthread.php?229631-The-Disney-Adventures-Archive-Part-2&p=3250690#post3250690 the first official issue]][[note]] There was a preview issue in Fall 1990 that laid out the original format and mainly featured a couple of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' and ''TaleSpin'' comics[[/note]] in particular was quite a bit different than what readers would see throughout the rest of TheNineties. For starters, the magazine itself was billed as the "Official Publication of TheDisneyAfternoon." Zip Code and Ticket had threadbare layouts, there was a technology feature called "Cyber," an action section called "Impulse," and the puzzles section was called "Xoxxox."
* IntrepidReporter: Mr. Adventure, aka senior editor Sean Plottner, who wrote a feature each month about a different activity that he got to participate in (i.e. Civil War re-enacting, survivalist training, basic CIA spy techniques).
* KidDetective: The DA Casebusters.
* MilestoneCelebration: The magazine had one for its 50th issue, its 100th issue, and its tenth anniversary.
* RogerRabbitEffect: Or at least a version of it. Many of the magazine's classic covers featured celebrities interacting with Disney characters - including, yes, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Roger Rabbit]].
* TheSmartGuy: Anyone else remember Joe Rocket?
* ThreeDimensionalEpisode: For its first few years, the magazine had an annual 3-D issue, complete with a 3-D comic and 3-D ads.

!!The Comic Zone contained examples of:
* AdaptationDistillation: More often than not, the comics based on the TV shows were generally pretty good, but the comic adaptations of the DisneyAnimatedCanon were shoehorned in quite a bit. ([[http://forums.toonzone.net/showthread.php?p=3117221#post3117221 Here's an example]], which reduces the "Colors of the Wind" sequence from ''{{Pocahontas}}'' to a mere two frames.)
** Their ''DonkeyKong64' comic, in which King K. Rool's Kremling {{mooks}} look like miniature versions of [[GentleGiant K. Lumsy]] and the storyline bears very little resemblance to the game.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Actually, "Animated Adaptation Which Was Already Adapted From Animation". One of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' comics, "The Long Hot Recess" from 1998, was slightly re-made into an episode, "The Coolest Heatwave Ever", in 2001. Some elements of the plot were changed.
** One ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' comic about Pepper Ann attempting to gain access to her school's teacher's lounge was later adapted into an episode of ''Recess'' with TJ's gang attempting to do the same. The ''Recess'' episode even had the same twist ending.
* BandToon: The ''Super Music Action Ready Team'' comics. Every pop music act and boy band from circa 1999 (and we do mean ''all of them'') [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy were made up of superspies]].
* {{Bowdlerise}}: When DA reprinted ''{{Bone}}'', for example, it changed the beer at the Barrelhaven Tavern into soda, replaced all mentions of God with "Gosh", and cut out two scenes entirely.
* BrickJoke: The final issue featured a sequel to the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' comic from the ''first'' issue.
* CrossThrough: 1994's ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfTheChaosGod'' story arc linked the continuities of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''GoofTroop'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. The story focused on a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot god-like dragon sorcerer]] that was [[SealedEvilInACan sealed in an ancient jewel]] trying to free himself by reuniting the jewel with its setting, a golden necklace. The story concluded with the Chaos God being freed and fighting Darkwing Duck.
* CutShort: The third-to-last issue reprinted the first half of a ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' story (most likely attempting to advertise the show's second DVD set), but despite the promise made in the last panel, they forgot to run the second half in the final two issues.
* CuteKitten: One "Junior Comic" was an adorably-drawn strip about a typical day in the life of a kitty.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mickey Mouse, believe it or not, in the ''Disney's Tall Tales'' comics, a comic which is almost like ''TheRenAndStimpyShow'' with Mickey being a less {{Jerkass}} version of Ren, and Goofy being Stimpy.
* FollowTheLeader:
** PlatypusComix, in particular, believes that ''The Adventures of D & A'' was inspired by the post-''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]'' wave of interest in paranormal investigations.
** ''Jet Pack Pets'' is most likely inspired by ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' and shows of its ilk that aired around the same time.
* {{Homage}}: The two part ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' story ''Murder Mania'' is an homage to the MarxBrothers and their films.
* OffModel: In the comic adaptation of (the first ten minutes of) ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} The Return Of Jafar]]'', Abis Mal is completely clean shaven, which is completely at odds with his black goatee in the actual movie and on the animated series.
* OneIPreparedEarlier: Parodied in a comic featuring [[Disney/TheLionKing Timon and Pumbaa]]. A fictional cooking show uses ''fake'' ones they prepared earlier. As it just so happens, the day they were doing pigs was the day that A) they forgot to put in the fake and B) the day Pumbaa climbed into the fake oven. [[HilarityEnsues With hilarious consequences.]]
* ParentalBonus: For both the Comic Zone and the main magazine, but the comics in particular made sly references to people or things that kids most likely wouldn't have heard of yet.
* RecursiveReality: The short ''Darkwing Duck'' comic titled "Cogito Ergo Something" has Launchpad holding up a dandelion and positing the existence of countless Recursive Realities to Darkwing. Sure enough, the perspective changes, and we see another world inside the dandelion seed where an alien Launchpad is presumably saying the same thing to an alien Darkwing about an alien flower. Then the perspective changes to inside the alien flower, and we see the "normal" world again ([[MindScrew inside the inside]]), where Darkwing promptly blows the whole idea off as nonsense and blows the dandelion seeds to the wind.
* {{Retraux}}: Around the time that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' came out, DA ran a series of ''[[ShowWithinAShow Woody's Roundup]]'' comics that were meant to look like aged comics from the 1950s. The entire pages themselves were even yellowed a bit to complete the illusion.
* RogerRabbitEffect: Was also there in a few of the comics. At least two DA comics featured Music/WeirdAlYankovic interacting with cartoon characters, and one featured the ''actual DA staff'' dealing with some cartoony villains (and a ContestWinnerCameo, since the villains were the winners of a contest where readers submitted their best original villains).
** There was also has an issue with a story meant to promote Mickey's Toontown at [[DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]]. In it, the backgrounds were photos of the park but the characters were hand-drawn (rather badly).
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