She may be turning 90, but animated film, TV and fashion icon Minnie Mouse is as vital as ever.
She has a starring role on a Disney Channel
show, tirelessly greets fans at Disney theme parks around the globe, and has inspired top fashion designers well into her octogenarian years. She is a licensing powerhouse. And on Jan. 22, she will receive her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Fittingly, Minnie’s longtime boyfriend, Mickey Mouse
, will accompany her when she receives the honor. Mickey was the first cartoon character to get a star in 1978, when he was 50, and was later joined by other Disney toon characters.
Now it’s time for the winsome Minnie with the big bow and polka dot dress to join Tinker Bell
, Snow White, Winnie the Pooh
, Donald Duck and Mickey on the iconic walk. Minnie was unavailable for comment, but Russi Taylor
, who has voiced her for more than 30 years