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January 22

January 22, 2018 – Minnie Mouse Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

“The star of more than 70 movies during her illustrious career, Minnie has entertained millions of people around the world, touching hearts and bringing joy wherever she goes.” – Disney CEO Bob Iger

On January 22, 2018, in conjunction with her 90th anniversary, the Disney character of Minnie Mouse was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is the eighth character from the Disney catalogue to be given this honor; the first, Mickey Mouse, was awarded this on his 50th anniversary. Minnie was present to receive her star, joined by Disney CEO Bob Iger, pop star and then-American Idol judge Katy Perry, and, of course, her love Mickey Mouse. During the ceremony, Minnie Mouse was recognized not only for her film contributions, but also for her worldwide influence ranging from fashion to theme park appearances.

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April 25

April 25, 2008 – Former Disney CEO is Honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame

“So, I accept this for Frank [Wells], for Bob [Iger], and John [Travolta], and for all the cast members of the Walt Disney Company, and I thank you all for coming out on not too hot a day.”

On April 25, 2008, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner was honored with the 2,361st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his part in Disney’s comeback in the era known as the Disney Renaissance. Eisner, whose tenure at Disney lasted from 1984 to 2005, was joined at his ceremony by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Leron Gubler, current CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger, actor John Travolta, and Mickey Mouse.

November 18

November 18, 1978 – Mickey Mouse Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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“With his unfailing good cheer, Mickey Mouse appears to be one of the last dependable figures in a world beset by turmoil and confusion.” – Charles Solomon, L.A. Times Reporter

On November 18, 1978, Mickey Mouse was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, becoming the first cartoon character with this distinction. Located on 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Mickey’s star was a culmination of his popularity and his presence as the face of the Walt Disney Company. The honor also coincided with the official announcement from the Disney Archives that November 18, the day that Steamboat Willie first premiered in 1928, would be officially known as Mickey’s birthday.

November 14

November 14, 2002 – Kermit the Frog is Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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“And now, as you may know, frogs aren’t usually very comfortable being so close to busy roads. It kind of gives us a run-down feeling. That’s a Fozzie Bear joke.”

On November 14, 2002, Jim Henson’s creation Kermit the Frog was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kermit was given the walk’s 2,208th star, placed in front of the Kodak Theater. On hand for the ceremony was Jane Henson, David Arquette, Steve Whitmire, and president of the Jim Henson Company Charlie Rivkin. Honorary mayor of Hollywood Johnny Grant also proclaimed it as Kermit the Frog Day.

June 2

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June 2, 2010 – Composer and Disney Legend Randy Newman Earns Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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“I love Randy Newman. And not just physically. I love his music. Who could resist a man who looks like a dentist, writes like Voltaire, sings like a frog on heroin – and breaks just like a little girl.” – Actor Eric Idle

On June 2, 2010, Randy Newman was the newest inductee in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The singer-composer and Disney Legend, well known for his songs such as “I Love L.A.” and “Short People,” as well for his work with Pixar films starting with Toy Story, was honored before the release of Toy Story 3, which was to be released on June 18 featuring a score by Newman. Newman was joined at the ceremony by John Lasseter, and actor and admirer Eric Idle.

August 2

August 2, 2001 – Zorro Actor Guy Williams is Posthumously Awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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“…everyone needs a hero, and for those in my generation, one of the first heroes we remember from television was Guy Williams.” – Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

On August 2, 2001, actor guy Williams, best known for his portrayal of the legend Zorro in the segment of the same name in the Disney anthology series, was posthumously awarded a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Through a dedicated grassroots effort, fans of Williams petitioned the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 2000, which led to his induction. Over 200 people showed up for the ceremony, including members of Williams’ family, fans, and members of the press, with Williams’ son, Guy Williams Jr., accepting the star for his father.

November 10

November 10, 2010 – Alan Menken is Awarded a Star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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“Back then there was a genuine outreach on the part of Disney…to work with theater people. I didn’t know it at the time, but Michael Eisner was a theater major in college.”

On November 10, 2010, composer and pianist Alan Menken was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Through his work with Disney starting in the late 1980s, Menken has been awarded eight Academy Awards, with 18 overall nominations, as well as 10 Grammy awards. His star is placed near the Disney owned El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. As his award was well-timed with the release of the Disney film Tangled, voice of Rapunzel Mandy Moore was on hand at the ceremony, as was Richard Sherman, well-known Disney composer and songwriter.