Minnie Mouse has received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In a ceremony that included Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and Katy Perry, Minnie Mouse was recognized by Iger as “a true legend, a real character and the first lady of The Walt Disney Company.” The honor was given to Minnie Mouse by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in celebration of her 90th anniversary.
“Minnie Mouse has been a star and a fashion icon since she first burst onto the scene in the groundbreaking animated classic, Steamboat Willie,” said Iger. “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.”
Minnie Mouse debuted along with Mickey Mouse nearly 90 years ago in Steamboat Willie. Through the course of nine decades, she has continued to delight fans around the globe in cartoons, theme parks, special appearances, and TV programs. She can currently be seen on television in Mickey and the Roadster Racers and the Mickey Mouse shorts.
Iger shared that she is, “Always ahead of her time, Minnie was an influencer way before the rise of social media, making kindness and joy fashionable along with her hats, her bows and her polka dots.” This comes as Minnie Mouse received her star on National Polka Dot Day and after a social media campaign #RocktheDots that had fans from around the world showing off their polka dots!
“Minnie always finds time to use her many talents and celebrity to lift spirits, bring laughter to children and support causes that are making a positive impact on countless communities. She has the ability to touch hearts and bring joy everywhere she goes,” said Iger. He continued, “For all of her many accomplishments as an entertainer and a fashionista, I think what we love most about Minnie Mouse is her ability to just make us smile.”
What is your favorite Minnie Mouse memory? Let us know in the comments below! Also, enjoy this video taken by the DAPsMagic crew during #rockthedots at the Disneyland Resort.