Chuckimation is a type of animation created by the makers of the cartoon Action League Now! in which characters/props are thrown, or chucked from off camera or wiggled around to simulate talking by unseen hands, combined with traditional stop motion animation.
An animation style similar to chuckimation is used in the show, "A Town Called Panic", where clay figures are posed and moved by a strange force. Every time they talk they move a little, and their mouths don't move.
"Chuckimation" is an extremely limited and primitive form of animation (it is debatable whether or not it can even be classified as animation), and among the least expensive and time-consuming forms of the practice.
- Syncro-Vox, another notoriously low-budget animation shortcut
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