Informal. live2 ( def 11 ).
animated, as distinguished from a single drawing or sketch: Disney perfected the live-action cartoon.

1955–60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The resort features activities for all ages, including a water park, a
  live-action interactive game and casual dining facilities.
Well, they had a movie before, but they finally have a live-action movie.
No live-action musical could ever match the miracles of anthropomorphism that
  occur here, or the fantastically sweeping scale.
The resulting movie has the feel and tone of a live-action cartoon.
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