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Zorro was Walt Disney's first prime-time half-hour series and it benefits greatly from Disney's keen eye for casting, storytelling genius, and high production values. The cast includes Henry Calvin as the bumbling and rotund Sergeant Garcia and Gene Sheldon as Diego's trusty, mute right-hand man Bernardo (the two actors were later paired as the Laurel & Hardy-esque characters in Disney's Babes in Toyland). Zorro deftly blends action and comedy in its first season, with no mushy romance to slow things down. The dialogue is at once kid-friendly (younger viewers may appreciate it when in one episode Sergeant Garcia reads a Wanted poster aloud), but not condescending. Diego/Zorro possesses a rapier-like wit with which he handily disarms his foes.
This collectible Walt Disney Treasures set contains rarely seen archival goodies and rarities, including a clip from a 1957 anniversary episode of the Disneyland TV series in which Walt regales the Mouseketeers with a preview of Zorro. There is a featurette about the Zorro legend and the enduring character's various incarnations on the page and screen, and a new-to-home video 1960 two-hour two-parter that features Rita Moreno and Gilbert "The Cisco Kid" Roland as a dashing bandit leader. Fans eager to savor "new dangers and new thrills in the adventurous life of Zorro" should proceed directly to The Complete Second Season. --Donald Liebenson
ZORRO: EL BANDIDO - Part 1
ZORRO: ADIOS EL CUCHILLO - Part 2
Excerpt from "The Fourth Anniversary Show"
"The Life And Legend Of Zorro"
A fanciful trip back to my childhood to see one of my absolute favorite TV shows. I never knew how Don Diego's father found out that he was actually Zorro. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Charles Banks
While I was familiar with many of Walt Disney’s TV shows, I’m sure there are many I hadn’t heard of. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers
This Disney Collection of Zorro Season 1 proves this was the BEST tv show ever: best acting (all the actors were excellent in their characters); even facial expressions were... Read morePublished 6 months ago by lm
We were thrilled to find these were put on dvd. We love this Disney series even if it was short lived. Quality is excellent. Go Disney :0)Published 7 months ago by S. Wise
This special edition of Zorro Season 1 on DVD is just as entertaining and exciting as I remember it from my childhood; it has lost none of its charm or its extraordinary value as... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jason Dale
Brings back good memories! Guy Williams has always been my favorite Zorro. Good clean fun.Published 8 months ago by Alice P.
I used to watch the runs when I was little. I saw the colorized version and it looked so dull. I'm glad Disney released it in glorious black and white. As it was meant to be seen.Published 8 months ago by ana f perez
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|zorro restored first season||
These versions start with the thunderclap and the Zorro theme as do the colorized French versions. It is not clear exactly how they are "restored." There is a lot of grain in the opening frames of the intro.
Nov 10, 2009 by Bob Drake | See all 6 posts
|French had Zorro DVDs first, in color||
Those same colorized version were released in the US as well as Disney Movie Club Exclusives. Disney has also let Disney Movie Rewards members get them through exchanging points. This Treasures release is the first time they've been released in Black & White, so I sold my colorized versions as I... Read More
Nov 1, 2009 by Alex | See all 6 posts
|Will the new Treasures: Zorro Series be available in captions?||
I am glad I am not the only asking these questions? If I were selling products, I'd certainly want to provide my possible clients with the information they need to buy my DVDs.
Aug 8, 2009 by Mocha's Mom | See all 7 posts
|Knock Zorro down to $36||
todays price at bb was 50.00
I would pick this up as soon as possible as the price will keep going up as supply dwindles!
Nov 13, 2009 by keith lauver | See all 7 posts
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