- (used with a singular verb) the technology connected with the use of electronics to animate puppets or other figures, as for motion pictures.
Origin of animatronics
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Examples from the Web for animatronics
What did you think when you saw the actual cat, Binx, with the animatronics?‘Hocus Pocus’ Turns 20: Meet the Voice Behind Binx the Talking Cat
October 31, 2013
Besides, those relied entirely on computer-generated imagery, animatronics, or humans in costumes.10 Favorite Movie Monkey Scenes
Crystal the Monkey
July 6, 2011
The maintenance crew had finished all the trim and now they were going after the props and animatronics.Makers
Tim hustled us backstage, where Lil and I used to sweat over the animatronics and cop surreptitious feels.
But what if all of the animatronics had human operators—telecontrollers, working with waldoes?
- (functioning as singular) a branch of film and theatre technology that combines traditional puppetry techniques with electronics to create lifelike animated effects
C20: from anima (tion) + (elec) tronics
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