Animatronic



(used with a singular verb) the technology connected with the use of electronics to animate puppets or other figures, as for motion pictures.
Contemporary Examples

I think what they ought to do is start now and spend the next year building an animatronic Bob Hope.
The Oscars: Bring Back Bob Hope Michael Tomasky February 24, 2013

adjective
of, concerned with, or operated by animatronics: animatronic dinosaurs
noun
(functioning as sing) a branch of film and theatre technology that combines traditional puppetry techniques with electronics to create lifelike animated effects

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