Zorro the Avenger (film) Foreign theatrical compilation of several Zorro episodes. Released first in Japan on September 10, 1959. With the success of The Sign of Zorro, director Charles Barton returned to direct this sequel, again pieced together from the popular Disney television series. Zorro and his sidekick, Bernardo, must defeat the wicked “Eagle,” who has taken over the commandant post of Los Angeles, by destroying the conspiracy with swordplay and trickery until the flag of Spain can fly once more over the plaza. 97 min. Stars Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon.