Katy Perry has recently presented Minnie Mouse with her very own Hollywood Walk of Fame star. The iconic Disney character got a star 40 years after Mickey Mouse received his.
Minnie Mouse was given the 2,627th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, and it was done on Minnie Mouse Day. The recognition also marks the 90th anniversary of the release of Steamboat Willie, the first movie that Minnie Mouse starred in. Since 1928, the animated character has already appeared in over 70 movies.
"Thank you oh-so-much for this wonderful honor. I am so grateful. And I want to thank all my friends from around the world. And Mickey, I am so happy you're here to share this magical day with me. This really is the best day ever," said Minnie Mouse.
Celebrities Attend Mickey Mouse's Award Ceremony
Perry was all smiles during the ceremony and she also praised Minnie Mouse for her unique fashion sense. The "Roar" singer acknowledged the fact that no one can rock Minnie Mouse's red polka dot dress better than the character.
Other than Perry, America's Got Talent judge Heidi Klum and Bob Iger, chairman as well as CEO of Walt Disney Co., were also present during the ceremony. The latter said that Minnie Mouse truly deserves to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame because of all of her contributions to the industry.
Disney Characters Receive A Star
Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse are not the only two Disney characters that received the coveted star. Kermit the Frog got a star in 2002 for his role in The Muppet Show. Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh got a star in 2004 and 2006 respectively for their role in a slew of animated films.
Also, Tinker Bell was recognized for her silent roles in the Neverland films in 2010. Snow White received her star in 1987, which fell on the same day as the 50th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Other animated characters that have been given a star include Sesame Street character Big Bird, Looney Tunes character Bugs Bunny, Nickelodeon's Rugrats, Universal Studios' Shrek; 20th Century Fox's The Simpsons, and Universal Studios' Woody Woodpecker.
Celebrities and animated characters that are given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame have to have a talent. Honorees need to first be nominated, and once the chamber's selection committee approves an actor or an animated character, the person who filed the nomination has to pay $30,000.