Minnie Mouse Receives the Ultimate Gift for her 90th Birthday!

Here’s the scoop about our girl Minnie Mouse, courtesy of D23!

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She’s a movie legend, a fashion icon, and America’s sweetheart—and she’s celebrating her 90th anniversary in 2018. A milestone that magical demands a pretty spectacular celebration, and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is presenting Minnie Mouse with its greatest honor: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star will be unveiled in a special ceremony on Monday, January 22, at 11:30 a.m. PT. Joining Minnie for her big day will be Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and global pop icon (and new American Idol judge) Katy Perry.

“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.”

The star, which is in the Motion Pictures category, will be dedicated in front of Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre. Among the names of the Hollywood luminaries Minnie is joining on the walk of fame are Donald Duck, Tinker Bell, Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, Kermit the Frog, and Mickey Mouse, who received his star in celebration of his 50th anniversary in 1978.

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Minnie Mouse captured fans’ hearts in her first on-screen appearance in Steamboat Willie, and we’ve only grown to love her more through her continued appearances on screens big and small, her ability to inspire fashion designers and drive trends that have us rocking the dots all year long, and for her support for causes that affect so many communities in positive ways. The recent #ShareYourEars campaign (which resulted in $4 million in donations benefitting Make-A-Wish) featured countless tributes to Minnie, from the über-popular Rose Gold Minnie Mouse Ears sported by guests at Disney parks to DIY Minnie updos.

If you’re unable to be in Hollywood for the fabulous festivities, fear not. Fans around the world are invited to watch the event live on WalkOfFame.com. Minnie has always been a shining star in our eyes, and we couldn’t be happier that she’s receiving one of her own.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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