Cutout animation is a technique for producing animations using flat characters, props and backgrounds cut from materials such as paper, card, stiff fabric or even photographs.

Today, cutout-style animation is frequently produced using computers, with scanned images or vector graphics taking the place of physically cut materials.  South Park is now made with Maya and Corel Draw. One of the most famous animators still using traditional cutout animation today is Yuriy Norshteyn.

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