It was the eighth of the... more on Wikipedia Zorro (1981) is a cartoon about a man who fights crime and saves the day. Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega and his wife, Elena, to take action.
A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own. Zorro, the legendary swordsman, has passed on his weapon and his sense of duty to his noble son, Diego, a dashing swashbuckler like his father.
But after an injury sidelines Diego, he is forced to hand the mask over to his twin, Ramon. In the 1840s, the foppish Don Diego de la Vega returns from Spain to his family in California to find that his father has been replaced as ruler of the region by the cruel Don Luis Quintero... See full summary ».
Compiled from six episodes of the original Disney Zorro series, this film has El Zorro, “The Fox,” battling Jose Sebastian Vargas, “The Eagle,” a corrupt dictator set on taking control of all of Spanish California. In this film, edited from eight episodes of Disney's hit TV series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capital Ontario.
Diego dons the mask of ... See full summary ». A young Spanish aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California.
The Commandant is making life rough for the colonials in Spanish California. While trying to help, Zorro is charged with the murder of the new Governor, but in the end he triumphs over the evil Commandant.
A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed. Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it.
Starring Antonio Band eras, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and director Martin Campbell, The Mask of Zorro (1998) will be released in theaters on June 17th. Since its beginning in 1920, this franchise has given us a total of 15 movies, multiple video game adaptations, and even an entire spinoff series called The Mark of Zorro.
After the second of which was produced by the most famous Disney Zorro series of 1957-1959, starring Guy Williams. The Legend of Zorro was distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing and produced a total of two films through 1998.
These movies take place 200 years before the start of the original series, and add additional context as to how Count Armed distribute soap bars throughout the Confederate army. The Zorro franchise was a movie series that never gained any traction in popular culture.
However, by the end of the trilogy critics were rating it as low as 10% while fans weren’t too thrilled either, all two films combined grossed just shy of a half-billion dollar at the box office. This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Diego, Jr., breaks his leg shortly after launching his career as a new Zorro, and his gay twin brother Ramon, now calling himself Bunny Wiggles worth, volunteers to fill in while he recuperates. 20th Century Fox is working on a reboot Zorro film called Zorro Reborn with Gael Garcia Vernal in the title role set in the future with a script by Glen Ger's, Lee Shipman, and Brian McGee.
Sony also plans another film with a script by Christopher Stetson Goal based on the novel by Isabel Allende as a less traditional swashbuckler and more of a Dark Knight style unveiling of the character with a new backstory, gritty realism and emotional core with swordplay, combined with the martial arts that came from Europe and created a deadly combination of action and lethal fighting systems that combined swords, daggers, grappling and bare knuckles. Sony are planning on working a Django Unchained and Zorro crossover movie.
La Gran Aventura Del Zorro (1974), Mexican Western with Rodolfo de Anda, the first Mexican actor to play the role; with Pedro Armendáriz Jr. as the villain and set in a very primitive San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to a variety of Zorro films, European producers also used a similar character called the Coyote.
Josephine Tale of Tsar SaltanJoniWhite Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolfe Ten Commandments Don Diego (Alain Demon) finds his new jurisdiction subjugated to martial law at the hands of the tyrannical Col. Huerta (Stanley Baker).
With the help of a brave monk, Diego dons a mask and becomes Zorro, ” a swashbuckler dedicated to liberating his people. Diego struggles to protect his secret identity while also courting -- as Zorro -- the lovely Forensic (Octavia Piccolo), a wealthy woman eager to end Huerta's reign.
Since the first official adaptation of Zorro in 1920, the masked hero has returned to the screen dozens of times. From TV shows and feature films to the earliest serials, Zorro stories are regularly being remade, adapted for the modern era, or the inspiration for an homage.
Whether you love them for their particular take on one of the earliest masked avengers, for their cheesiness, or how well they adapt the stories, which Zorro shows or movies are the best ? It uses substantial stock footage from earlier... more on Wikipedia Zorro, The Gay Blade is a 1981 feature film.
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I know how many people will watch this series regardless of a review, so let me inform you that my intention is really just to rake up and reflect on my childhood days as well as to contribute a little to this anime, (not to mention I was immensely bored as well) but don't underestimate this. The Legend of Zorro. I ran into this series years ago when it was airing on the local TV channel (Hindi dubbed) and I can honestly say that my ten-year-old self waited eagerly every day for a new episode of Zorro '.
The series focuses on the prevailing tortures and injustice dealt to the villagers and the townspeople by the army. Then, naturally, our coward of a protagonist (or so it seems) Diego, clenches his fist at this unsightly behavior and behold: the next day a hero emerges on a white horse with a black cloak (guess who) who goes around whipping big 'Zs' on the soldiers' uniforms.
And I never got tired of the repeated scenes where Zorro's whipping the Zs on the officers/lieutenants and sometimes, making their pants fall down. There's a 'Little Zorro as well who stays by his side and continuously helps him in his missions and also plays a major role later on.
Then more naturally, the hero is incomplete without a heroine, so therein steps the beautiful but egotistic Lolita who shows a deep reluctance towards Diego but harbors an equally deep admiration for Zorro (cliché much?). But I'll say this: The characters are drawn very well, even if you can immediately figure out the goodie, the baddie, the clever and the idiot.
Sound is something I cannot judge clearly because the OP song comprised of an action instrumental and there was no ED at all. You can imagine a 50s movie where they put in the same gun-shots, screams and effects of merchandise breaking and played them over and over again for different scenes.
There's a wide variety of characters in this one, many of them fillers as the series is mostly episodic in nature. But there are a few prominent lingering ones, like Lieutenant Gabriel and Gonzalez who always end up embarrassing themselves whenever they face Zorro (and admittedly are the type with more potential towards goodness).
There's the much bastard like Raymond, the head commander, Diego's family and some of Bernard's friends. I believe endings hold great importance to any series.
From a light-hearted and lame action filled array of comedy, the series plunges into deep conflict and takes a somewhat tragic path in case of Zorro. The change which occurred when you realized that the events had taken a turn towards utmost seriousness and now, even you couldn't guarantee whether the problems will be solved like pie as was the case with the previous episodes.
Like other Zorro series, it focuses on the Dago Vega who tries to protect the people of his hometown from the cruel hands of the Military and also at the same time, hiding his identity. The series also focuses on the other two main characters which are Lolita-Zoro's love interest and Dago's adopted brother.
A lightning streak tears off the sky to illuminate the unknown face... Markets Zorro is mainly a co-production between three countries: Too Animation (Japan) / Mono TV (Italy) / Royal Pictures Company (Switzerland).
It's from a time when animation still was held in way good esteem outside of Japan's bounds. Nowadays, Mono TV produces nothing and Royal Pictures Company limited went bankrupt in 2008 after 23 years of existence.
While it benefited of international recognition, coming with substantial budget, this show isn't exactly of the caliber of a World Masterpiece Theater production. Indeed, storyline tend to loaf with filler episodes of relatively uninteresting workmanship (the ones where sergeant Gonzales/Garcia fall in love, this cheesetacular one where Zorro fences a shark...) to pick up suddenly the pace, as in the last arc where conclusion is rushed through regardless of its potential.
It's like Too or some other unidentified third party took over, upon realizing imminence of deadline, aware that this production is in need to show teeth to end at least half decently. Thus, you can see Bernardo tie new friendships which aren't taken into account for the remainder of series.
Format is at fault: independent episodes often gun down a franchise, if there's not a strong director to back them all under one flag. While in other instances, quite conventional angles transects these wild fits of fantasy as in an attempt to stick back with Johnston McCully's spirit.
In conclusion, due to how anime was produced, it's perpetually seated between two chairs. For instance, Commandant Ramon has that subtle, handsome and yet silently ominous expression about him.
Lieutenant Gabriel really looks like a smug douchebag with his top student air, while Don Alexandra has an austere and yet venerable look. They have that Ghibli-like touch, as for the episode 19 with that mechanically redesigning house, The south India company headquarters or the docks full of Spanish gallons.
Once again, At the reins of background art, two persons... Miramar Matsubara, a veteran on this position, signs hands out best part. One example: the son of an assaulted landlord is chased as he's suspected in an assassination attempt.
At one frames, he even inexplicably ends up in an axis way too out centered of his course, on the right side. There happens to be a certain amount of continuity errors as well, when you focus attention on objects characters hold or background elements...
Now, I know animation is dated, but there were noteworthy failures here and there explaining my low grade, as for the dance competition Lolita took on for her friend: staff was really off, expressing the sensuality of that performance above everything else... Latino like guitars alternates with trumpets to stand for dynamic moments where Diego ceases to be slacker to take on Zorro's persona.
I like Zorro's theme, even if it weirdly channels City Hunter's spirit. The part coming after intro would perfectly fit with Rio Samba righting wrongs with magnum.
I have also in mind the action theme, where a he artful electric guitar kicks in to insist on emergency aspect. In a way, it makes good echo to the dull looking town, when nothing is troubled by some greedy capitalist or the army.
He has an accent from the south which makes me burst in laughter every time I hear it. It's also very difficult to keep a straight face when that lady look to defend her father, who happens to paint faux-masterpieces.
The ruthless commander, main antagonist of the show, pulls the strings and manage to retain composure, even in dire straits. It's enjoyable to see that goofball changes attitude all of a sudden to take care of problems backstage like a true selfless badass.
Roots of the evil is Bernardo: either you will love him or hate him... To be fair, a mute adult's pantomime is too hard to translate into animation. It's really not easy to take it a face value when you see him barge in with his equally masked bulldog (!!).
Is it a detached joke as to about why supporting cast come to be so dumb to not recognize Zorro and his team despite body of hints? This could have been a funny take on the original spirit of the series, if Lolita and others wouldn't look so unsurprised upon learning the truth.
On other note, this makes the villains pass as too incompetent to be of real menace. In spirit, it's rather respectful to the works of Johnston McCully if you choose to ignore the many eyebrow raising elements.
You will find a lot of the iconic Zorro elements in the series, such as a bumbling sergeant, a beautiful love interest who adores Zorro and sees Diego as a weakling, corrupt army officers and bandits and so on. First, Zorro gets a young sidekick who also wears a mask and a cape and provides a lot of the comic relief for the series.
Diego has no mustache, and when he dresses up as Zorro, it's mostly in white with a black cape. If these changes don't bother you, you might enjoy the wacky adventures and humor that the series provides.
The main cast consists of characters you'd expect to see in any version of Zorro, but they're a little different from usual. When he becomes Zorro, he's dashing and handsome and defeats his opponents in the blink of an eye, never forgetting to lecture them about justice.
Zorro's sidekick is a young boy servant called Bernard who works for the DE la Vegas. However, toward the end of the series Bernard gets to have a few serious scenes that really make him stand out as a character.
The role of the love interest is played by Lolita, Diego's childhood friend who is openly disappointed by his laziness and cowardice. Her constant nagging at Diego also gets tiring after a while, but there are enough scenes showing her good-hearted nature to make up for it.
A lot of the comic relief comes from the incompetent but good-hearted sergeant who goes by the name Garcia or Gonzales, depending on which language you're watching the series in. He's more or less the same as in any other version, except that he gets to play the hero and be cool towards the end of the series.
The main antagonist of the series is Commander Raymond who plots to overthrow the General-Governor and rule California himself. He mostly operates in the background and always manages to look good even when his plots fail, but those few times he decides to get his hands dirty, he's a truly threatening figure.
Most of Raymond's schemes are carried out by his right-hand man, Lieutenant Gabriel. He's arrogant and without mercy, but he becomes more and more difficult to take seriously as the series progresses because he's the butt of so many jokes.
The only significant event is the introduction of the corrupt British businessman Capital as he shares the role of the main antagonist with Raymond for a while. However, episodes 47-52 pick up the plot, cut down on the humor and have continuity, which makes them among the best in the series.
The opening and ending themes are great, but the music in the actual series is mostly forgettable and even boring. If you don't mind that the series takes lots of liberties with the source material, you might enjoy it.