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


  • First recorded: 1958
  • Creator: Thomas J. Valentino
  • Owner: Major Records/Valentino (1958-1996), Columbia Pictures (1966-1974), Children's Television Workshop (1974-2000), Sesame Workshop (2000-2006), The Hollywood Edge (1996-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: March 14, 1966
  • First heard: Born Free (a Columbia film)
  • Area used: Worldwide

This sound is likely originally a Major Records/Valentino sound effect called Bull Elephant Trumpeting, which can be found on Major Records - Sound Effects Volume 4, except it is low-pitched. It first debuted in the Columbia film, Born Free on March 14, 1966.

This sound is a phenomenon in Sesame Street, often heard heavily in this show, along with AT043801, and AT043901. This can be heard in high and low pitches. This sound is often used for Fluffy, the elephant that lives in Oscar's trash can. This also was used for many elephants in this show. They used this a lot, even in today's era of Sesame Street.

A low pitched version of this sound is included in Sound Ideas, ELEPHANT - TRUMPETS, VARIOUS, ANIMAL from The International Sound Effects Library in 1983. Even a low pitched and low quality version of this sound called Sound Ideas, ANIMAL, ELEPHANT - ELEPHANT AT ZOO exists and can be found in the Dimension Sound Effects Library.

Sound Effect Description

Elephant Trumpet. Single Classic Trumpet. Close Perspective.

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

Similar Variations

Used In

TV Shows





  • Cadbury Bunny Commercial - Cadbury Bunny Try-outs (Heard once in a low pitch.)
  • Chase Bank commerical (2010)
  • Lego Duplo Zoo Commercial
  • McDonald's Ad - Birthday World Video (2001)
  • McDonald's Ad - The Zoo (2000)


  • Choco Ball Commercial - Safari


Video Games


PlayStation 3:

Xbox 360:


  • Wii Party (Heard in the minigame "Animal Tracker".)






TV Spots

Theme Parks


  • Tarzan's Treehouse

Walt Disney World:

  • Fantasmic! (Heard once in a low pitch in the Florida version.)
  • Rafiki's Planet Watch
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Other Media

YouTube Videos

Music Videos



Image Gallery

Hollywoodedge, Elephant Single Clas AT043701/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

File:Hollywoodedge, Elephant Single Clas AT043701.ogg

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