|Minnie Mouse (Photos by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Disney )|
MOVIESWell it’s about time. In celebration of her 90th anniversary, Minnie Mouse received her star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California earlier today. Ushered by her beau, Mickey, Minnie was joined by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and Katy Perry who presented the honor to Ms. Mouse in front of Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre.
“Minnie Mouse has been a star and a fashion icon since she first burst onto the scene in the groundbreaking animated classic, Steamboat Willie,” Bob said. “The star of more than 70 movies during her illustrious career, Minnie has entertained millions of people around the world, touching hearts and bringing joy wherever she goes. We’re thrilled to see her cultural influence and many achievements recognized with her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
|Left: Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger, Minnie Mouse|
and Katy Perry. Right: Heidi Klum and Minnie Mouse.
“Seeing Minnie is like returning home, said Perry. "It takes a special skill to bring such joy to so many and she does it with an effortless bash of her lash, don’t you girl?"
Fashion icon Heidi Klum was also at the celebration saying, “You know, I’ve been a friend of Minnie’s for many, many years and when she called me and said, ‘You know what? I’m getting a star here in Hollywood Walk of Fame. Will you come and support me?’ How could I say no?”
In addition to her films, Minnie Mouse has also entertained millions of guests at Disney Parks around the world since the first Disney theme park – Disneyland park – opened its gates in 1955. Minnie was able to celebrate her milestone achievement earlier this week with park guests at a special “Rock the Dots”-themed send-off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. In it, Minnie Mouse joined her lifelong pal Mickey Mouse for a walk down a red carpet and a journey through the park on a special Minnie Mouse-themed car. A crowd of guests wearing attire inspired by Minnie’s iconic red-and-white polka dots lined up at the park to cheer them on. Before leaving for Hollywood, Minnie Mouse made one last stop over at Disney Springs to greet guests who were enjoying special “Rock the Dots” festivities in Minnie’s honor.
|Left: Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Right: Robert A. Iger, Katy Perry, Leron Gubler, Jeff Zarrinnam, and Vin Di Bona|