Action! Adventure! Romance! It’s Zorro! Most people know who Zorro is, whether it’s from his early days in comics and silent films or more recently in movies starring Antonio Banderas. In 1957, Walt Disney produced an exciting TV series based on the Zorro character that is fun and entertaining to watch even 52 years after its epic premiere.
From the Walt Disney Treasures collection, the first two seasons of Zorro are available for the first time on DVD. Each set comes with 39 half-hour episodes that have been digitally remastered for the ultimate viewing experience.
Each set includes an introduction by film critic Leonard Maltin who provides insight and trivia about the history and making of the series. As a fan of classic TV, I found these segments quite interesting.
As you watch, look for guest appearances from actors like Cesar Romero and Rita Moreno among others who grace the Zorro set with their presence.
This series is a lot of fun and includes some great special features. Along with each season being in a special tin box, you also get the following:
Season One’s Special Features –
Zorro, El Bandido
Part one of the Zorro movie that aired as part of Walt Disney Presents on October 30, 1960. Hosted by Walt Disney.
Zorro, Adios El Cuchillo
Part two of the Zorro movie that aired as part of Walt Disney Presents on November 06, 1960. Hosted by Walt Disney.
The Life and Legend of Zorro
A retrospective about the genesis and evolution of the famed masked hero.
Excerpt from “The Fourth Anniversary Show”
Join Walt Disney and the Mouseketeers as they “meet” Zorro on the set of his show. And yes, Annette Funicello is there!
You also get a collectible booklet and a Certificate of Authenticity, along with a publicity still and a cool pin!
Season Two’s Special Features –
Zorro: The Postponed Wedding
An hour-long Zorro ep that aired as part of Walt Disney Presents on January 1, 1961. This one co-stars Annette Funicello! Hosted by Walt Disney.
Zorro: Auld Acquaintance
Another hour-long Zorro ep that aired as part of Walt Disney Presents on April 2, 1961. Guest starring Ricardo Montalban. Hosted by Walt Disney.
Behind the Mask
A biography about Guy Williams, the man who played Zorro.
A Trip to the Archives
Hosted by Leonard Maltin, take a tour of all things Zorro that are kept in the Disney Archives in Burbank, California. You’ll also meet Guy Williams son, Guy Williams, Jr.
You also get a collectible booklet and a Certificate of Authenticity, along with a publicity still and an even cooler pin!
Zorro is a fun, exciting, and classic action-adventure series that this fun and safe for the whole family. I highly recommend Zorro!
[**NOTE: Each season of Zorro is sold separately.]