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A Look Back as Animated Legend Hits Milestone

Wednesday 19 November 2008 @ 15:25 - GMT

Readers may recall that when Mickey Mouse turned 75, celebrities designed the same number of statues.

The works in InspEARations were later auctioned off, with proceeds going to a charity of each luminary's choice.

Pulling in the most money was Elton's bespectacled Mickey entitled Music Royalty, benefitting his AIDS foundation. The rodent, wearing an eye-catching pair of glasses, fetched $62,400.

Yesterday the Disney character hit 80, but there were no such big events. But for those who would like to own Elton's design, Music Royalty figurines are being sold at

www.yourenchantedgifts.com/servlet/Categories.