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live-action

[lahyv-ak-shuh n] /ˈlaɪvˈæk ʃən/
adjective
1.
Informal. live2 (def 11).
2.
animated, as distinguished from a single drawing or sketch:
Disney perfected the live-action cartoon.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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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.
  • It is so thoroughly and naturally a film for adults that it makes live-action movies seem almost childish in comparison.
  • But anyway each unit is its own little operation and the pace is so different from a live-action movie.

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