Definition of live action in English:

live action

Syllabification: live ac·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌlīv ˈakSHən
 
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noun

  • (In filmmaking) action involving real people or animals, as contrasted with animation or computer-generated effects: [as modifier]: a live-action version of the cartoon
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    • Unique within the Calling Card program, it's a film that mixes live action with stop-motion animation.
    • In that respect the animation fares much better than Japanese live action films dubbed to English.
    • You may think that an animated film cannot match live action for a good, scary mystery.

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