claymation

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A blend of clay +‎ animation. Originally registered as a trademark by Will Vinton in 1978, then entered the English language as a genericized trademark.

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claymation (countable and uncountable, plural claymations)

  1. stop-motion animation where each animated piece is made from a deformable substance, typically Plasticine clay.
    • 2011, Philips Patton, Angela (page 286)
      As my friends deserted our weekend movie-making for more teenagerly pastimes, I had turned to the cold, clean world of claymation and animated LEGOs.

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