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    • US singer Katy Perry with Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    • US actress Sarah Jessica Parker donning Minnie Mouse ears at Barneys New York and Disney Electric Holiday Window in New York city.
    • US celebrity Kim Kardashian and Minnie Mouse mascot at Fashion LA Awards, California.
    • Russian fashion model Natalya Vodyanova accompanied by Mickey and Minnie at Disneyland Paris.
    • From left to right: Soviet Film directors Grigory Aleksandrov and Sergey Eisenstein, US cartoonist Walt Disney and Soviet cinematographer Eduard Tisse.
    • Russian TV host and socialite Ksenia Sobchak with recognisable Minnie Mouse ears at Woman of the Year 2009 Awards.
    • Soviet 1980 Olympic mascot Misha and Mickey Mouse at Rossiya cinema in 1988.
    • Russian first president Boris Yeltsin's wife Naina at Disneyland in Tokyo, 1993.
    • A model clad in Minnie Mouse-inspired outfit at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, India.
    • Visitors of an exhibition celebrating Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary in New York.
    • Top fashion models Lily Aldridge and Stella Maxwell accompanied by Minnie Mouse mascot at Fashion LA Awards.
    • German model Heidi Klum wearing Minnie Mouse's ears and bow.
    • Fashion show in California in celebration of Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary.
    • Models at Disneyland Hong Kong showing off Minnie Mouse-themed dresses.
    • Mickey Mouse's creator Walt Disney with a Mickey doll, London.
    • Mickey Mouse waves at young Japanese who celebrate becoming 20 years old during a coming of age ceremony at Tokyo Disneyland.
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    US singer Katy Perry with Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Of all the cartoon characters ever created by Disney, Mickey Mouse and his friend Minnie are undoubtedly the most recognisable, if not the most iconic of all time. Several generations of kids have grown up watching the adventures of the good-natured mouse couple, while even today children continue to enjoy their gimmicks.

    The anthropomorphic mice are easily recognisable due to their red outfits (shorts for Mickey and a polka-dot dress and bow for Minnie), big yellow shoes, white gloves, and iconic round, black ears.

    Thanks to their cheerful personalities and likeability, Mickey and Minnie have turned into Disney mascots and become an indispensable part of various events and social functions.

    For their nearly century-long existence, the hugely-popular cartoon characters have also inspired fashion trends.

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