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


  • First recorded: c. 1960s
  • Creator: Thomas J. Valentino
  • Owner: Major Records/Valentino (1960s-1990), The Hollywood Edge (1990-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: October 31, 1961
  • First heard: Sycamore Lodge (a Calvin and the Colonel episode)
  • Area used: Worldwide

It was originally a Major Records/Valentino Sound Effect called "Single Duck, which can be found on Major Records - Sound Effects Volume 6. It's first known appearance was in a Calvin and the Colonel episode called "Sycamore Lodge".

In 1990, The Hollywood Edge added this sound to The Premiere Edition Volume 1 library. In 2014, Sound Ideas acquired it after the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge.

Today, it's used in more than 100 pieces of media.

Sound Effect Description

Bird, Duck; Quacks, Close Perspective, Debuted in Calvin and the Colonel in 1961.


  • This sound effect is known for its use for character takes in Spongebob Squarepants, usually in a high pitch. It was used for takes and random movements in a similar fashion in The Ren & Stimpy Show's Horta Editorial episodes.
  • According to a reply to omelettecounty on Tumblr , Maxwell Atoms described of this sound: "There were effects that I came to ask for by name, like “the duck”, “the baby goat”, “the gurgle” (I think that’s the one you’re asking about), and many more."

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

Used In

TV Shows


  • About a Boy (2002)
  • The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1989)
  • The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
  • Animal Farm (1999)
  • Babe (1995)
  • Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  • Charlotte's Web (2006)
  • The Daydreamer (1966) (I [SqueakyCartWheel] think, if not a different recording of the same duck call.)
  • Despicable Me 2 (2013)
  • Duck Duck Goose (2018)
  • Dutch (1991)
  • Elizabeth (1998)
  • The Emoji Movie (2017)
  • Firehouse Dog (2007)
  • Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)
  • Home on the Range (2004)
  • Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  • Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
  • Little Manhattan (2005) (Heard once in a low volume.)
  • The Little Rascals (1994)
  • Norbit (2007)
  • Radioland Murders (1994)
  • Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
  • The Smurfs 2 (2013)
  • Son in Law (1993)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
  • Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse (2012)
  • The Wacky World of Mother Goose (1967)
  • The Wild (2006)

Video Games


  • SimCity 3000 Unlimited

Sega Genesis:

  • Pinocchio


  • Pinocchio



  • Life After People (Heard twice in "The Capital Threat"; once in "Waves of Destruction".)

Radio Spots

New Zealand:

  • Blackley Construction (2019)


  • Boo Boo Runs Wild (1999)
  • Day & Night (2010) (Shorts)
  • SpongeBob Squarepants in: The Endless Summer (2006) (Heard as SpongeBob hits the floor twice at the beginning.)


  • NBC Peacock (1993)


  • Klasky-Csupo (1998) (Logos)
  • Klasky Csupo (2016-Present) (Logos)


  • Farm Fresh Stanley (2001) (Stories)

Special Features

  • Charlotte's Web: Meet the Animals (1973) (Special Features)


  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (2021) (Trailers)

Other Media

  • Brain Pop Jr. (Heard in "Possessive Nouns.", "Nouns", "Plot", and the "Migration" game.)

YouTube Videos

  • The Best Pals Hand Show (2017) (Heard once in "Fred's Poor Father".)
  • The Best Pals Hand Show Thanksgiving Day (2017)
  • Mario's Switch Calamity (2016) (Heard when the Palace Switch raises up.)
  • Olivier Hatta (Heard once in "One has experienced more than enough interruptions.")
  • Summer Break Beanie Babies (2017) (Heard once as Quackers' Noise)
  • Webkinz (Heard once in "When Webkinz Have Fun".)
  • WhitneyGoLucky
  • YTP: Benny Gets Fingered by Black People
  • YTP: You are still a Sad, Strange Little Man
  • YTP: YouTube Pooh and Christmas Who? (2015)

Audio Samples

File:Hollywoodedge, Bird Duck Quacks Clos PE020501.ogg