This wave also brought back the side straps, now colored yellow instead of blue. Disc One starts with another introduction by Leonard Maltin, who talks about some of the changes for the show's second year. Note: Zorro: The Complete Second Season, was released simultaneously. As visitors to this site can imagine, I'm thrilled that after all these years Disney finally released Zorro in the original black-and-white glory that helped make the series such a hit in the first place. It's been over 50 years since the series debuted on television and watching it, I can see why people enjoyed the series.
Disney historian Leonard Maltin and Guy Williams Jr. The ninth wave of the series of was released on November 3, 2009. Disney wrangling and the 1957-59 series was ultimately cancelled after just two seasons, despite a 40% audience share. The final 39 swashbuckling episodes saw even more children dressing up as the sly fox Zorro in Spanish and making the sign of the Z The second season aired from October 9, 1958, through July 2, 1959, and is presented here -- newly restored and remastered in its original black-and-white format. Frankly, I feel they usually slow things down a little, but they are a minor complaint.
In Brazil, only five Walt Disney Treasures sets have been released: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Volume Two, Silly Symphonies, The Chronological Donald, Volume One, and The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. By comparison, shows like Twilight Zone were lucky to get every sixth or seventh show scored. This collection is now out of print, but maybe you can get lucky and find it available somewhere. Basilio soon moves on to more sinister plans, and in fact he more than any other foe gets the closest to besting El Zorro. Typical of executive producer Walt Disney, the series was produced with lavishness extremely rare for 1950s series television.
Season one concludes with Varga's death. I can see how much Disney believed in this series and also spending money necessary to make sure that old California was presented well through the production design, the costumes and also the dialect. So as I watched the episodes I thought to myself this show's good I guess, nothing great, but pretty good. It's a quality packaging of good material, and Highly Recommended. It's also in great condition and appears complete.
But for the most part, the episodes look great. I must admit to being greatly gratified that they enjoy it so much. There's a lot of good information here. The following is the first special. I'll go even further to say that the show also had cultural impact. Here you will find 2 hour long episodes: 1. Good news is that all that time he spends hiding in a water barrel, he's gotta be the least offensive smelling mountain man in Spanish California.
The remastering is evident on these episodes. So being the fair person that I try to be, when this Season 1 set was under 80 dollars I jumped at it. The stories run from several episodes to just a stand alone adventure. It was Guy Williams' other series Lost In Space that appealed to me much more. Taking down corruption and even helping out the poor.
The final network broadcast was June 2, 1959. Right away we note a few changes. The series looks great for a television series that is over 50 years old. The trouble only intensifies as Sergeant Garcia Henry Calvin and Corporal Reyes Don Diamond arrive with the money. Guy Williams is a spectacular Don Diego and an even more triumphant Zorro. And you'll meet his stunt double, Buddy Van Horn. Walt finally relents, and the opening from the show rolls out.
Williams appears in original footage, but does not interact with anyone else. The plot takes place during a drought season and concerns a neighboring peasant's absconding of a proud land owner's water reserves. I keep tabs on most things through Google Feedreader, and have trouble remembering to check specific websites. Based on Johnston McCulley's swashbuckling Spaniard, who first appeared in the 1919 story The Curse of Capistrano, Guy Williams stars as Don Diego de la Vega, a university student and expert fencer called back to America from Spain by his father, Don Alejandro George J. Zorro was even, briefly, given a love interest Jolene Brand as Anna Maria Verdugo. All of that would be secondary to the shows themselves.
It is ironic that one of the top rated shows garnering an unheard of 40% audience share in season 2 was killed not by the ratings but by legalities and quibbling. And season 2 contains the other two the one-hour specials, entitled Zorro: The Postponed Wedding and Zorro: Auld Acquaintance. But the Eagle, despite his lofty, lofty ambitions, loses his cool way too often and turns out to be this shrill and petty fella, skilled with a sword but ridden with neuroses. Also Zorro now rides a white stallion named Phantom. As well, as the music which helps emphasize the comedic or action moments in the series.