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audio puppeteering

audio puppeteering
 n.— «To that end Mr. Stanton enlisted the man who created the grammar of the “Star Wars” robot R2D2, the veteran sound designer Ben Burtt. Mr. Stanton wrote a conventional script—“Hi, I’m Wall-E”—and Mr. Burtt essentially translated the dialogue into robot, something he calls “audio puppeteering.”» —“Pixar Gambles on a Robot in Love ” by Katrina Onstad New York Times June 22, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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