Woody and Buzz are back

Life-sized characters from the blockbuster movie Toy Story 3 outshone a host of stars when they appeared in London yesterday for the film's UK premiere.

Buzz Lightyear, Woody the cowboy and friends were joined at the Leicester Square event by celebrities including model Penny Lancaster, TV presenter Kate Garraway and Atomic Kitten singer Jenny Frost.

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The eagerly-awaited computer-animated movie finds the toys worrying about their future as their owner Andy puts them in a bag and leaves for college.

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton and Whoopi Goldberg are among the stars whose voices feature in the new film, which has received rave reviews.

It has already proved a hit with audiences in the US, where it raked in 73m in its opening weekend – the biggest-ever return for a Disney Pixar animation.