Min­nie hon­oured with Walk of Fame star

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT - Tyler Roodt

DIS­NEY cartoon char­ac­ter Min­nie Mouse got a star on the Hol­ly­wood Walk of Fame, in Cal­i­for­nia. It’s Min­nie’s

90th an­niver­sary as her first movie, Steam­boat Wil­lie, turns 90.

The stars em­bed­ded in the pave­ments along 15 blocks of Hol­ly­wood Boule­vard honour the work of ac­tors, mu­si­cians, di­rec­tors, pro­duc­ers, mu­si­cal and the­atri­cal groups and fic­tional char­ac­ters.

Min­nie re­ceived her star this week and pop singer Katy Perry was present at the event. Min­nie is best known as the love in­ter­est of Dis­ney’s most fa­mous char­ac­ter, Mickey Mouse.

Min­nie first made her ap­pear­ance along­side Mickey and Pete in the an­i­mated short film by Walt Dis­ney, Steam­boat Wil­lie in 1928, in which she played Mickey’s girl­friend and has done so ever since.

Min­nie is more than just a beloved cartoon char­ac­ter; her sig­na­ture polka dot style has been a source of in­spi­ra­tion for many fash­ion de­sign­ers.

Perry com­mented on the char­ac­ter’s unique sense of style: “Min­nie em­bod­ies iconic. Her style is the epit­ome of fun fash­ion. To this day, no one rocks a bow, the colour red, or polka dot quite like her. It is a spe­cial skill to bring joy to so many and she does it with the ef­fort­less bat of an eye­lash. I am de­lighted to be part of hon­our­ing Min­nie and her magic with a star on the Walk of Fame.”

Chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive of The Walt Dis­ney Com­pany Robert A Iger was present at the in­duc­tion cer­e­mony.

“The star of more than 70 movies, 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 recog­nised with her very own star on the Hol­ly­wood Walk of Fame,” said Iger.

Other Dis­ney char­ac­ters who have re­ceived stars in­clude Don­ald Duck, Tinker Bell, Win­nie the Pooh, Snow White and Ker­mit the Frog.

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