Tuesday, October 09, 2007

This just in from Jim Korkis:

[Out of the night,
when the full moon is bright,
comes the horseman known as Zorro.

This bold renegade
carves a Z with his blade,
a Z that stands for Zorro.

Zorro, Zorro, the fox so cunning and free,
Zorro, Zorro, who makes the sign of the Z.

Zorro, Zorro, Zorro, Zorro, Zorro.

Fifty years ago, on October 10, 1957 the Disney Company produced another huge hit when Zorro premiered on American television. A good way of celebrating is by checking Bill Cotter's exhaustive website regarding the series. In addition, there are several books for the Disney Zorro fan including: The Zorro Television Companion, Chasing After Zorro, Guy Williams: The Man Behind the Mask and even Zorro by Alex Toth featuring the artist's comic book stories of Disney's masked hero for DELL comics.

A bit of trivia Britt Lomond, who ended up being the villain in the first thirteen half hour episodes, was actually Walt's choice for Don Diego/Zorro but others convinced Walt to go with Guy Williams. Williams was a favorite because he got advice from his friend, actor Strother Martin, on how to play the character with a "lighter" touch and to bobble his head and smile while he was fencing which is something real fencers never do.]

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