Big news out of Hollywood for the pint-sized Minnie Mouse: On January 22, 2018, she will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
This past week, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce made a long-overdue announcement. Miss Minerva Mouse, better known to the world as Mickey’s longtime sweetheart, Minnie Mouse, is finally getting her very own star on the infamous Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California. The Walk contains more than 2,600 individual terrazza and bronze stars honoring celebrities who’ve had a big impact on the entertainment industry. Minnie’s star will be #2,627, and will be located in front of the El Capitan Theatre. What a huge accomplishment, Minnie! Congratulations!
See full details in the press release below:
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Minnie Mouse will be honored with the 2,627th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of El Capitan Theatre.
‘Minnie Mouse is a woman of the ages and her iconic status makes her a great addition to our Walk of Fame!’ stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. ‘Generations of fans of all ages have been looking forward to her seeing her bright new star.’
Helping Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, and global pop icon and judge of ABC’s ‘American Idol,’ Katy Perry.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
In 2018, Minnie Mouse will mark her incredible 90th Anniversary in entertainment, a rare accomplishment in the industry. It is the perfect time for Minnie to be recognized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and join other Disney characters: Donald Duck, Tinker Bell, Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, Kermit the Frog, and, of course, Mickey Mouse, who received his star in 1978 in recognition of his 50th Anniversary at that time.
Minnie made her debut in the Disney classic, Steamboat Willie, and she instantly became America’s sweetheart. For decades, Minnie has delighted generations of fans with her fun-loving, independent personality and timeless style. Her ability to embody a sense of both old Hollywood elegance and grace, combined with girl-next-door charm established Minnie as one of the most beloved animated characters around the world.
A renowned veteran with more than 70 films, Minnie Mouse is one of Hollywood’s most prolific stars. Since the late 1920s, she’s had starring roles and has performed in a number of period pieces, costume dramas, and TV shows.
Minnie is also a long-standing fashion icon. She has served as a muse for designers, inspiring new fashion collections, and has appeared in magazines and runway shows in New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Her classic polka dot look has been reimagined by the fashion industry through the decades and continues to drive current trends. From her early pill-box flower hat, which has inspired ladies’ hat trends, to her famous bow and ears, Minnie has been looked to for style inspiration since her inception.
In addition to the glitz and glamour, Minnie is civic-minded and has used her talent and celebrity to support causes that affect countless communities in positive ways. In 2016 and 2017, Minnie was well represented by Disney fans and social media users who participated in #ShareYourEars campaigns that resulted in $4-million in donations benefitting Make-A-Wish.
Create stars of your children’s handprints for your family’s version of the Walk of Fame. You will need play dough, a star shaped bowl (or create a star shape yourself–see “make play dough well around bowl” section of the below video), plaster of Paris mix, water, and hands! Simply follow the directions in this YouTube video:
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