an·​i·​ma·​tron·​ics | \ ˌa-nə-mə-ˈträ-niks How to pronounce animatronics (audio) \

Definition of animatronics

: technology dealing with animatronic animation

Examples of animatronics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The walkthrough, which encompasses both indoor and outdoor spaces, has animatronics, flesh-rotting scent diffusers and volunteer actors dressed up and ready to scare. Samantha Hendrickson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Sep. 2021 In another area of the room some of the animatronics continued to move. Ann W. Schmidt, Fox News, 3 Nov. 2021 This complex of haunted houses combines theatrical sets, professional costumes, animatronics and actors to create a thrilling experience. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 1 Oct. 2021 In the podcast, Valiquette said some selections around music and animatronics had been made. Dewayne Bevil,, 19 Aug. 2021 Inside the MuppetVision attraction is a big-screen, 3-D experience starring Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, who are flanked by Statler and Waldorf animatronics in a side balcony. Dewayne Bevil,, 25 Aug. 2021 The rest was all done with miniatures, rear-screen projection, guys in Larry the Scary Rex costumes, motion-control animatronics. Rob Turbovsky, Vulture, 26 July 2021 But the cost would have been exorbitant, so the director instead settled on a mix of animatronics and stop-motion technology. CNN, 16 July 2021 Within 20 minutes of the animatronics coming to life, a small group had gathered to take pictures with and of the prehistoric creatures. Sylvia Goodman, The Courier-Journal, 26 June 2021

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First Known Use of animatronics

1971, in the meaning defined above

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27 Nov 2021

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“Animatronics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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