The Minnie Mouse and Pluto topiaries were located in Showcase Plaza, welcoming you to the start of your tour to the country pavilions. Minnie was fashionably attired in a red dress with matching headband. Walt Disney created her and Mickey in 1928 for Steamboat Willie, a black and white, eight minute film with innovative synchronized sound. Two years later, the cartoon couple got a dog. At first named Rover, he was renamed Pluto in 1931. The famous pet is seen here sporting a collar of bright yellow sunflowers.