Minnie Mouse will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this month, 40 years after her beau, Mickey, was immortalized on the famed sidewalk.
“Minnie Mouse is a woman of the ages and her iconic status makes her a great addition to our Walk of Fame,” said Ana Martinez, Walk of Fame producer. “Generations of fans of all ages have been looking forward to her seeing her bright new star.”
Minnie will receive her star on Jan. 22 in front of the Disney-owned El Capitan Theatre, 6834 Hollywood Blvd. Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger and singer Katy Perry are among those expected to speak at the event.
Minnie’s will be the 2,627th star on the Walk of Fame, and it will be in the category of Motion Pictures, honoring her 90th anniversary in the entertainment business. She made her debut in the 1928 Disney classic, “Steamboat Willie.”
She will join other Disney characters who already have stars on the walk: Donald Duck, Tinker Bell, Winnie the Pooh and Snow White. Mickey Mouse received his star on the Walk of Fame in 1978, marking his 50th year in show business.
Other fictional characters honored on the Walk of Fame include Big Bird, Godzilla, Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, Kermit the Frog and The Simpsons.