Pop star Katy Perry will present a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Disney icon Minnie Mouse, according to a Jan. 12 article on Billboard. Perry and Disney CEO Bob Iger will honor Minnie in front of Disney’s El Capitan Theatre on Jan. 22. The event will be streamed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame website, so Disney fans will be able to watch the celebration online.
The "Teenage Dream" pop superstar will honor Minnie with the star to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Disney’s Steamboat Willie cartoon that introduced her to the world. The always adorable Minnie Mouse will join her fellow Disney characters on the Walk of Fame, including her longtime love Mickey Mouse, who got his star in 1978 in honor of his 50th anniversary. The other beloved Disney characters who have stars include Donald Duck, Snow White, Tinker Bell, Winnie the Pooh, and Kermit the Frog.
Perry sent out a Tweet on Jan. 11, bubbling with excitement, “After 90 years of serving Looks & smiles as the polka dot queen, it’s time she got that recognition. It will be a childhood and grown adult dream come true for me that day.”
"Minnie Mouse is a woman of the ages," stated Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, "Her iconic status makes her a great addition to our Walk of Fame! Generations of fans of all ages have been looking forward to her seeing her bright new star.”
Mickey and Minnie Mouse have been pop culture icons for generations of fans, cheerfully representing the wholesome Disney image at the Disney Parks, at special events and parades, and in Disney cartoons. Legions of fans have been introduced to the characters in childhood and have grown up to enjoy them with their own children and grandchildren.
Perry is currently touring on her world “Witness” tour. Tickets for select dates are available on AXS.
After 90 years of serving L👀KS & smiles as the polka dot queen, it's time she got that recognition 👏🏻! It will be a childhood and grown adult dream come true for me that day! ❤ https://t.co/rw6aYWYfNB— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 12, 2018