Last year, Disney announced that it would be releasing both seasons of the classic 1950s live-action series “Zorro”, onto Disney+ in the United States, but unfortunately, it was never added.
In the series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask of Zorro to fight the evil commandant’s tyranny, and, with the help of his mute servant Bernardo, free the pueblo from his oppression.
After the series’ 78 total episodes had been completed, four-hour-long episodes appeared on the Disneyland television program, where Walt Disney introduced the show. This is why the show has a special place in many Disney fans hearts.
While it was disappointing that Disney didn’t add both seasons in March as advertised, at least fans could at least watch “The Sign Of Zorro” on Disney+, which was a film that was edited from eight episodes of Disney’s hit TV series. But that still left nearly 70+ episodes of the show unavailable.
The good news for Zorro fans in Latin America is that Disney has announced that both series will be coming to Disney+ in the region on September 29th.
This hopefully could lead to a more broader release on Disney+ around the world. Either on the same day as in Latin America or at a later date, since it’s very common for titles to be made available in different countries at different times. It also makes it easier to be released elsewhere since it means it’s been made available for a digital release with subtitles/dubbing for different languages. Disney had released both seasons on DVD back in 2009 as part of the Walt Disney Treasures collection, where it had been restored and remastered to its original black-and-white format.
Disney+ has been lacking content from this era of the Walt Disney content and hopefully, we will start to see more content like this in the future.
Would you like to watch these classic 1950’s series on Disney+?