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In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by human actors, as opposed to animation. Live action is the norm in film and video, and thus the term is usually superfluous. It is an important distinction, however, in situations where one might normally expect animation, as in a Disney movie, a video game, or when the work is adapted from an animated cartoon, such as the Flintstones or Josie and the Pussycats movies, or The Tick television program. Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Video (Latin for I see, first person singular present, indicative of videre, to see) is the technology of electronically capturing, recording, processing, storing, transmitting, and reconstructing a sequence of still images representing scenes in motion. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Video (Latin for I see, first person singular present, indicative of videre, to see) is the technology of electronically capturing, recording, processing, storing, transmitting, and reconstructing a sequence of still images representing scenes in motion. ... Walt Disney Pictures logo (2006-present) Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: // Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... An animated cartoon is a short, hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn) film for the cinema, television or computer screen, featuring some kind of story or plot (even if it is a very short one). ... The cast of The Flintstones, from left to right: Betty, Barney, Fred, Wilma and Dino. ... Josie and the Pussycats is a 2001 comedy film released by Universal Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... The Tick is the name of a series of comic books and an animated TV series created in 1986 by Ben Edlund, following the exploits of a blue-skinned muscular man named The Tick who fights crime in a place simply called The City. He is an absurdist spoof of... Television series redirects here. ...


The term is also used within the animation world to refer to non-cartoon characters. For example, in a movie such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit where humans and cartoons co-exist, "live action" characters are the "real" actors such as Bob Hoskins, as opposed to the animated "actors," such as Roger Rabbit himself. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (on its Touchstone Pictures banner), Using traditional animation and live action. ... Robert William Bob Hoskins Jr. ...


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Live action - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (205 words)
In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation.
Live action is the norm in film and video, and thus the term is usually superfluous.
For example, in a movie such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit where humans and cartoons co-exist, "live action" characters are the "real" actors such as Bob Hoskins, as opposed to the animated "actors," such as Roger Rabbit himself.
Live action role-playing game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3808 words)
A live action role-playing game (or LARP as it is often known) is a form of role-playing game where the participants perform some or all of the physical actions of the characters they are playing.
NERO live action roleplaying is another of the most widespread groups in the US, and was launched in 1988 by Ford Ivey in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
Russian live role-playing is often practised under the banner of "Tolkienism" or Tolkien fandom.
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