This sound effect can be found on Cartoon Trax Volume 1, which was made by The Hollywood Edge.


  • First recorded: 1940s
  • Creator: Jimmy MacDonald
  • Owner: The Walt Disney Company (1940s-1992), The Hollywood Edge (1992-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: 1940s
  • First heard: Any Disney cartoon in the 1940s
  • Area used: Worldwide

Recorded by Jimmy MacDonald in the 1940s, it was made from the siren whistle. The same siren whistle came from Hollywoodedge, Quick Whistle Zip By CRT057502 as it was altered to create a different whistle. It was originally a Disney sound effect that was first used in Disney cartoons in 1940s, but it is unknown which one first used it.

Later, other cartoon studios (like Warner Bros. and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises) acquired this sound effect.

In 1992, The Hollywood Edge added it to the Cartoon Trax Volume 1 library. In 2014, Sound Ideas took over to acquire it after the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge.

Some variations that cannot be found on the Cartoon Trax Volume 1 library are Disney - SIREN WHISTLE ZING 01 which is quite similar to that one, Disney - SIREN WHISTLE ZING 02 which is the same sound effect and DESCENDING SLIDE WHISTLE WITH WOODEN CRACK exist, which is a shortened version with a wooden crack sound.

Similar Variations

Sound Effect Description

Ascending Whistle - 'slip Or streak'.

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials





Video Games



PlayStation 2:

PlayStation 3:

  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep

PlayStation Portable:

  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep

Nintendo 64:

Nintendo GameCube:

Nintendo DS:


  • Blast It!
  • Cyclone (full sound when somebody almost hits the jackpot; when somebody hits the jackpot, the first tenth of a second of the sound repeats constantly)

Nintendo Wii:

  • Wii Party


  • Leapfrog Tag: Ozzie and Mack



  • TeenNick - The 90s are All That: Summer Down Adventure (2015)
  • Cartoon Network Studios logo (heard once on "Squirrel Boy" as the rocket flies off)


  • ZooPals (2005?) (Commercials)


  • CBBC IDs - End (2002-2005)
  • CBBC IDs - Start (2002-2005)
  • Nickelodeon ID - Earth


YouTube Videos




Image Gallery

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Audio Samples

File:Hollywoodedge, Ascending Whistles CRT057901.ogg

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