What kind of animation is when real toys are played during filmed real time?

Look at this video:

It is similar to "stop motion" but I guess it is some other genre.

How is this style called?

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Since you see a person's hands moving the dolls, I don't think this can be called animation. I think the term which fits best is puppetry.

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    (Jim Henson is slowly rotating)
    – tomh
    Commented Jul 9, 2021 at 9:43

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