Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues - anything that falsly represents a sentient being.
Sally, who has Automatonophobia, had a nightmare about ventriloquist's dummies chasing her and killing her. She had a heart attack and died.
Fear of Ventriloquist dummies, animatronic figures or wax dummies
We were watching Jeff Dunham on T.V last night and when Sue saw Walter the dummy she nearly had a heart attack then she told me that she had Automatonophobia. I then apologised.