I should have posted this earlier, but here goes!
Cutout Animations are a little like pixillations and a little like replacement animations, but the key is that the cutouts are movable pieces of whole things, such as the eyes and teeth in Terry Gilliam's Conrad Poohs and His Dancing Teeth, the limbs of the Portrait Artist, the mouths, wings, feet, arms, eyes, etc. in Miracle of Flight, and A Cutout Animation, as well as the lightning bolt. Cutout animations were among the earliest examples of animation films because they drew on the older (and well-known) tradition of shadow puppetry that used cutouts with movable limbs and features to tell stories in front of a light that projected the resulting moving shadows onto a curtain or shade.
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