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Zorro®, The Iconic Worldwide Brand, Celebrates 100 Years August 2019-July 2020
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
Entertainment, Merchandise Licensing and Publishing Support:
Zorro® has an expanded classic program specifically targeting adults in anticipation of the brand’s Centennial Anniversary in 2019. New feature films, television, escape rooms, two monthly comic book series, trading cards, a 100th Anniversary collector’s art book, and RPG and tabletop games in nearly every format round out the entertainment support lined up to celebrate this amazing heroic icon.
In advance of the landmark 100th-Anniversary, American Mythology launched new Zorro monthly 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 pens and illustrates these comics — the common thread throughout American Mythology’s commitment to Zorro comics. Concurrently, American Mythology is publishing monthly classic Zorro comics from foreign markets in English for the first time as well as Archive Edition & Masters Edition reprints of US Comics from top artists, including Alex Toth. Bold Ventures Press continues to produce Zorro Pulp Reprints.
In October 2019, American Mythology will publish a 9” x 12” art book for the book and direct market, titled: The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger.
Gemstone is featuring Zorro’s 100th Anniversary on the cover for its annual 2019 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49. Many fans and comic shops keep their Price Guide near them for reference all year long. It will be available from June 2019 to June 2020.
Discussion Panels and Programs are in development for 2019 comic collector consumer-facing trade shows and cons. A panel is planned for San Diego Comic Con (July) featuring Zorro’s 100th Anniversary led by American Mythology.
Mystery Escape Room, LLC has developed and introduced live entertainment escape room experiences. The Sword of Zorro escape room is now in test previews in Salt Lake City, Utah in anticipation of a national roll-out.
New licensing includes a long-term gaming commitment from Aristocrat Technologies for physical slot and non-wager digital 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. The Zorro Behemoth cabinet is a fixture in high traffic areas of casinos nationwide, and is locatable in the AristoApp slot locator app.
New online wager slots from Playtech pay 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 late 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 content such as granting special powers, game levels, weapons, etc.
New role-playing game from Gallant Knight Games uses “pools” of multiple six-sided dice to generate numbers that determine success. Overworld Games is introducing a table-top card & dice game – all to be rolled out during the 100th Anniversary with continued exposure at game conventions and retail in 2020.
Silver Screen Bottling celebrates Zorro’s 100th Anniversary with the introduction of Tequila, Cigars, Barware and more.
Rubie’s Costume Company celebrates 13 years in 2019 as the domestic and international sales costume licensee for Zorro, reimagining and expanding the product line. Rubie’s continues to offer a full range of Halloween costumes and accessories including costumes for pets. This costume appears annually in Halloween themed TV series episodes.
Posters, Artwork, Apparel, Gift & Novelty are licensed to:
- A/B Commerce (dba Poster Foundry/Pop Threads)is releasing posters and new vintage Tees.
- Red Bubble offers approved fan-generated Zorro content as well as Zorro Productions authorized apparel, gift and stationery products.
- The Competition will release Tee’s to brick & mortar stores in Canada.
- Saletta’s Bath and Beauty introduces a line of bar soaps.
- Smoky Mountain Knife Works continues with their line of collector knives, adding new collectibles specific to the 100th Anniversary.
- America Remembers returns with a limited-edition commemorative revolver.
- IconLogin offers a Zorro-themed lock screen app that allows fans of the brand to unlock their Android devices using four Zorro images as a picture password.
- Caseable is offering Mobile, Tablet & Computer tech cases.
- Blitzway offers a 1/6 Scale figure showcasing Antonio Banderas from ‘The Mask of Zorro’ distributed by Sideshow Collectibles.
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.
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