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On this day – 22nd of June

Posted on: Tue 22 Jun 2021

On this day in history: In 1977, Walt Disney’s “Rescuers” was released, which was the first Disney film to get a sequel.

For the first time since Walt Disney’s death, the film offered the hope of something new – the idea of an action orientated cartoon feature.

The movie begun development in 1962, but was shelved due to Walt Disney’s dislike of the project’s political overtones.

The movie – based off a novel – is largely about a pampered, sheltered, feminine mouse who leaves her home for a job in spycraft and rescue.

This was against the message Walt Disney was trying to send in their films – notably Mary Poppins – and this may have been one of the factors which caused the film to hide away for years.

By the 1970s, the idea of a lady mouse who was an action hero and spy was exactly what Disney was looking for. The film was then released in 1977.

Also on this day in 1847, the first ring donut was supposedly created by Hanson Gregory.

He was dissatisfied with the greasiness of donuts, so he used the top of a round tin pepper box and cut into the middle of the donut.

He might be talking a lot of smack, but were still talking about him 147 years on, which was probably his plan.

Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis speak to breakfast producer Kate about what happened on this day in history.

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