"To infinity and beyond!" It's hard to believe that it's 20 years since Buzz Lightyear first crashed onto our cinema screens and uttered that iconic phrase. But here we are two decades, three films and 279 minutes later, and the words today seem more reflective of Toy Story's lasting influence on film and animation than its space ranger's complete lack of self-awareness.
The press junket for Cars 2, which meant a pretty heavyweight offering of the combined talents of Michael Caine, Jason Isaacs and John Lasseter in a London hotel. The corridor was a military invasion of activity - stunning girls on walkie-talkies, security men patrolling the corridors, attendants talking in hushed tones - you could be forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled into a G8 summit.