On January 22, 2018, Minnie Mouse received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and superstar Katy Perry along with Disney CEO Bob Iger presented her with the special award. Katy Perry made quite a splash and some say she outshone Minnie Mouse in her red and white polka-dot wide, brimmed hat and ruffled crop top and skirt designed by Christian Siriano. Katy delivered a few words before the great unveiling of Minnie’s star. Perry was quick to point out that Mickey Mouse received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star forty years prior to Minnie’s, but the mood was one of celebration.
First appearing in the 1928 movie Steamboat Willie, Minnie Mouse celebrates 90 years in Hollywood. Her fans were delighted that she finally received the recognition from her peers and those in the movie industry as they gathered in large crowds to watch the ceremony.
The great reveal took place in front of the El Capitan Theatre. Disney CEO Bob Iger stated the following.
“Minnie Mouse has been a star and a fashion icon since she first burst onto the scene in the groundbreaking animated classic, ‘Steamboat Willie. 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.”
Heidi Klum was in attendance and spoke a few words in support of Minnie’s big day. You may watch a video featuring highlights from the ceremony below.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2018
Minnie Mouse got her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her 90th anniversary! Miss Mouse was introduce by a polka-dot clad Katy Perry, who received a smooch from both Minnie and Mickey Mouse ❤️️ ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/8OaimO6AqR
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 23, 2018
You may watch Minnie Mouse make her on-screen debut in Steamboat Willie in the video player below.
— Variety (@Variety) January 22, 2018
You may watch the full ceremony as it took place in the following video. Minnie Mouse received the 2,627th star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Disney Parks also live streamed Minnie Mouse’s “Rock the Dots” send-off where she and Mickey were greeted by adoring fans as they made their descent from Disney’s Hollywood Studios located in Florida, and make the trek to Los Angeles to receive her honor. You may see that video below.
What did you think of Katy Perry’s outfit? Did she outshine Minnie Mouse? Did you watch the celebration?
Were you surprised that it took forty years after Mickey for Minnie to receive her star?