This verison, made in Black/white, is the first attempt by Walt Disney to create a tv series around the character of Zorro. The 1957-1959 series lasted 74 30 minute episodes & an additional four hour-long specials. Don Diego de la Vega is a former University student recalled from Spain to his home by his father, in the hope that Diego will help to end the tyranny of Captain Monasterio.
Series Fun Facts
- In Los Angeles, Zorro's horse is named "Tornado". When the action shifts to Monterey, Zorro uses a different horse, "Phantom".
- During the two year lawsuit between Disney and ABC that halted the series production, the studio kept Guy Williams on full salary.
- This became the third Disney produced series to be running in the same season, joining Disneyland and The Mickey Mouse Club.