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This very shrill, long whistle is either identical to and/or otherwise known as the Hollywoodedge, Sky Rocket Loud High TE021701 which can be found on The Edge Edition Volume 1. One similar variation is Sound Ideas, FIREWORKS - SMALL FIREWORK LAUNCHED, WHISTLE 01 from the Series 6000 Extension I Sound Effects Library.


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    • Movies
    • TV Specials
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    • Bumpers
    • Video Games
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  • First Recorded: Between late 1980s and early 1990
  • Creator: N/A
  • Year debut: Between November 16, 1990
  • First heard: Disney's The Prince and the Pauper


The origins of this whistle are unknown, but the sound debuted in either Disney's The Prince and the Pauper (1990) (sound designer & services N/A). It is the most common falling sound in most media these days, and used often by Hacienda Post and Jeff Hutchins. In other media, it usually accents the fuses of launching fireworks.

Used In

TV Shows

  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
  • American Idol
  • Arthur
  • Barney & Friends
  • Between the Lions (Heard in a very long form on the animated information hen and pig parts.)
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog (TV Series)
  • Clifford's Puppy Days
  • Courage The Cowardly Dog (including a reverse variant to mimic steam whistling in "The Precious, Wonderful, Adorable, Lovable Duckling".)
  • Chowder (TV Series)
  • Dexter's Laboratory (Heard in mostly Chris Savino-produced episodes, sometimes in a very long form)
  • Disney's House of Mouse (in "Mickey Mouse Works" segments, usually Daisy Duck ones)
  • Dragon Tales (Heard once in "Emmy's Dream House.")
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
  • Grim & Evil
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
  • Harvey Girls Forever! (Used often in normal, in reverse and in very long forms)
  • Henry Danger (Heard once in "Rubber Duck" and "Thumb War".)
  • Henry Hugglemonster (Heard once in "Fireworks Night".)
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons (2020) (Heard once in reverse in "Hole Lotta Trouble".)
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (Heard on some occasions, including once in "Sea Sick".)
  • Mickey Mouse Works (Heard in mostly Daisy Duck episodes.)
  • My Gym Partner's a Monkey
  • New Looney Tunes (Heard once in "Wet Feet" as Bigfoot falls onto Bugs in the lake)
  • The Powerpuff Girls (Heard once in "The Rowdyruff Boys" and "Aspirations"?, probably in Jennings-Boyle episodes too.)
  • Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon (Heard once in "Stimpy's Pregnant".)
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • Rugrats
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (frequently used to accent falls, and for some flying objects in Seasons 2-4; a reverse variant was used for ascents from seasons 2-5)
  • Stickin' Around
  • Super Mario World (TV series) (Heard once in "A Little Learning".)
  • VeggieTales (Heard occasionally in early episodes, like "Josh and the Big Wall!".)
  • Wander Over Yonder
  • Woody Woodpecker (2018 TV Series)


  • The Addams Family (1991)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)
  • The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • The Emperor's New Groove (2000) (Heard as the chandelier falls down onto Yzma after Kronk slices its ropes.)
  • Hoodwinked! (2005) (Heard once as Red and the goat fly off of a broken track)
  • Inspector Gadget (1999)
  • The Lion King (1994) (This in a high pitch or a similar whistle is briefly used when Zazu blasts out of the lava pit into the sky.)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) (as a car lid falls behind Skipper)
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) (This or a similar whistle used twice at low volume, as the super plane falls and the seal is launched from a cannon.)
  • Megamind (2010)
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie (2013)
  • The Pagemaster (1994) (Heard once when an object is about to hit Adventure right in the head.)
  • Rio (2011)? (Briefly used sped-up or confused with a similar whistle as a fire extinguisher falls.)
  • Sausage Party (2016)
  • Space Jam (1996)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) (Heard as Spongebob and Patrick jump into the monster-infested trench after Mindy says "I never said that".)
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) (twice, once in a very long form as the Mayo jar drops)
  • Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers (2006) (Used roughly thrice.)
  • Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (2005)
  • Volcano (1997)

TV Specials

  • The Story of Santa Claus (1996) (Both falling sound)


  • The Prince and the Pauper (1990) (debut)


  • The Powerhouse Era (1998-2005)
  • Kids' WB! Bumpers
  • Cartoon Network Holiday Rush Bumpers (2005-2006)
  • Cartoon Network Acme Hour Bumpers (Heard, I BigIdeas70258 think, in the anvil one and maybe "Pots and pans!".)

Video Games

  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) (Video Game)
  • Sonic Lost World (heard when Eggman falls after realizing that Sonic took the exhaust hose from his jetpack)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (Used for the missile flying across Debbie in the Downtown Rooftops cutscene.)


  • Cartoon Network: Cartoon Crisis Center - Ledge (1997) (Multiple falling sound)
  • Eggo Cereal Maple Syrup: Falling Bowl (2007) (Heard along with the Universal/H-B Stuka siren.)

Theme Parks

  • Muppet*Vision 3D (Theme Parks) (Heard once in the "Pre-Show" only.)


  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) (Trailers)
  • Chicken Run (2000) (Trailers)
  • Good Burger (1997) (Trailers) (Heard once when the a giant plastic burger on top of the demolished Mondo Burger falls down onto Mr. Wheat's car before he yells "WHY?!".)
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) (Trailers) (Briefly heard for the Mayo jar dropping.)
  • Unaccompanied Minors (2006) (Trailers)

TV Spots

  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) (TV Spots)
  • Flushed Away (2006) (TV Spots)

Image Gallery

Cartoon Network Cartoon Fall Sound/Image Gallery

Audio Samples