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Zorro® ,The Iconic Worldwide Brand, Celebrates 100 Years In 2019
Swish your finger through the air three times to form a “Z” and everyone in the world, regardless of age, knows you are referencing Zorro, the heroic Hispanic swordsman who defends the weak and oppressed. This positive, cross-cultural hero delivers instant worldwide awareness reinforced by his iconic mask, whip, sword and the powerful motto, “Justice for All”.
A Cross-Generational Brand – Every Generation Has Its Zorro!
- 10 Major Motion Pictures
- 11 Television Series
- 75 Stage Productions
- Thousands of Publications & Licensed Products
Zorro® has an expanded classic program specifically targeting adults in anticipation of the brand’s Centennial Anniversary in 2019. New licensing includes a new long-term gaming commitment from Aristocrat Technologies for physical slot machines. Zorro is among the company’s top-performing titles of all time. The newest release, Zorro: Mighty Cash (pictured below) is a progressive Lightning Link™ game housed in the industry leading, ergonomic, Arc Single™ cabinet.
New online wager slots from Playtech pays tribute to the 20th Anniversary of The Mask of Zorro feature film with Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta Jones and Anthony Hopkins.
Realms of Zorro, episodic augmented reality (A/R) for mobile gaming platforms, will be released in 2019 by Ware Plai, LLC. Realms of Zorro features patent pending A/R technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world through their mobile device. T-Shirts can unlock and expand the content such as granting special powers, game levels, weapons, etc.
New role-playing game from Gallant Knight Games use “pools” of multi six-sided dice to generate numbers that determine success. Overworld Games is introducing a table-top board game – all to be rolled out during the 100th Anniversary with continued exposure at game conventions and retail in 2020.
Original art posters from Poster Posse, tapping top artists from all over the world, deliver fine art prints. A/B Commerce is releasing posters and new vintage Tees. A new partnership with Red Bubble offers approved, fan-generated Zorro content as well as Zorro Productions authorized apparel, gift and stationery products. Saletta’s Bath & Beauty introduces a line of bar soaps. Smoky Mountain Knifeworks continues with their line of collector knives, lighters, and bullwhips. Rubie’s continues to offer a full range of Halloween costumes and accessories. Mobile, Tablet & Computer tech cases are new from Caseable. America Remembers returns with a limited-edition commemorative revolver.
In advance of next year’s landmark 100th anniversary, American Mythology will return to comics in August 2018 with a bold and unexpected twist. The Zorro tales have a supernatural bent, pitting the famed hero against demons, vampires, and all forms of paranormal evil. Top tier talent to pen and illustrate these comics will be the common thread throughout American Mythology’s commitment to Zorro comics.
o Zorro: Swords of Hell, the first miniseries of the Maryland-based publisher’s thrilling new western-horror direction, will be written by David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow), illustrated by Roy Allan Martinez (House of M, Immortal Iron Fist), and colored by Enrica Angiolini (Warhammer 40,000, Eternal Thirst of Dracula).
o In Swords of Hell, Los Angeles is invaded by an army of Demonic horse men, intent on bringing Hell on Earth. Zorro must use every ounce of his skill, strength, weaponry and resolve at his disposal to bring this infernal incursion to a heel.
o In 2019, American Mythology will reprint & remaster classic Zorro comics from the Western Publishing era, never before seen in English language –until now! These comic books were created in the US for the foreign market as well as in foreign territories including such iconic artists as Richard Moore, Russ Manning, Mike Royer, Dan Spiegle, Doug Wildey, Jesse March and others.
Bold Ventures Press is producing Zorro Pulp Reprints.
Twenty years after the release of The Mask of Zorro, a new Zorro feature film is in pre-production starring Golden Globe® winner Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle, Coco) and Kiersey Clemons (Hearts Beat Loud, The Flash) will star in Jonás Cuarón’s (Gravity, Desierto) “Zorro” film “Z”. Set in the near future, “Z” reimagines the classic legend based on the beloved masked swashbuckler.
o The film will be written and directed by Cuarón, financed by Lantica Media and shot on location in the Domincan Republic.
o The movie is a co-production between Lantica Pictures and Mark Amin’s Sobini Films. Cami Winikoff is Executive Producing.
o STX Entertainment (Molly’s Game, A Bad Moms Christmas, Den of Thieves, Adrift) will release the film.
Zorro the Musical, with music from the Gipsy Kings, continues productions throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Opportunities exist in apparel and accessories. High fashion loves Zorro with top houses each year offering their own homage to this classic hero. We are seeking an aspirational, but affordable line for juniors and young women in honor of the 100th Anniversary. We are expanding in men’s personal care, food & beverage and other consumer packaged goods and promotional gifting categories for Cinco de Mayo, Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Father’s Day.
Slot players across North America have enjoyed playing Aristocrat’s original Zorro penny slot for decades, as it is one of the company’s top-performing titles of all time. Aristocrat has brought the legend back in an even bigger and better way with Zorro Mighty Cash.
Zorro Mighty Cash is a new progressive link game housed in the in the high-performing Arc Single™ cabinet.