Legend of Zorro, The

Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.

  • Starring: Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Director(s): Martin Campbell
  • Producer(s): Laurie McDonald, Walter F. Parkes
  • Screenwriter(s): Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
  • Distributor: Columbia Pictures
  • Animal Coordinator: Clay Lilley
  • Release Date: Friday, October 28, 2005

Featured Animal Action

The American Humane Association's Film & Television Unit did not monitor the foreign production Legend of Zorro, which was filmed in Mexico. American Humane's Film & TV Unit's work is funded by a grant from the Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund, which is administered by trustees from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). This grant allocates resources solely to cover SAG domestic projects working under the SAG/AMPTP codified agreement.

During production, American Humane received weekly updates from trainers regarding the animal action. Certified Animal Safety Representatives did monitor one day of animal action filmed in the United States to be used in the opening credits, and Sony Pictures provided a pre-release screening of Legend of Zorro. The filmmakers did not request our services for the international component of this production, however, and since American Humane was not present to witness the extensive animal action firsthand, we are rating the film Not Monitored.