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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


  • Animals United (2010)
  • Babar: King of the Elephants (1999)
  • Born Free (1966) (Debut)
  • Brother Bear (2003)
  • The Care Bears Movie (1985)
  • Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True (2002) (Heard once in a high pitch.)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) (Used in a low pitch for the Watermelophants.)
  • The Emoji Movie (2017)
  • The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
  • The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)
  • Furry Vengeance (2010)
  • Gods of Egypt (2016) (Heard in a low pitch.)
  • Horton Hears a Who (2008)
  • Ice Age (2002)
  • Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
  • Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)
  • The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
  • The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998)
  • The King and I (1999)
  • The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (1997) (Heard once in a low pitch.)
  • The Lion King (2019)
  • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998)
  • The Lion King 1½ (2004)
  • Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005) (Heard once to accent US torpedoes about streak by; modified.)
  • The Love Guru (2008)
  • Night at the Museum (2006)
  • Ninja Kids!!! (2011)
  • Over the Hedge (2006)
  • Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980) (Heard in a low pitch.)
  • The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie: Rebellion (2013)
  • Racing Stripes (2005)
  • The Simpsons Movie (2007)
  • Smallfoot (2018) (Heard briefly at the beginning.)
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) (Heard once in a low pitch.)
  • Tarzan (1999)
  • The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
  • Zookeeper (2011)




  • 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


  • Coliseum Film (Thailand) (1984)
  • Vision Park (2001)

Video Games


  • The Berenstain Bears Learning at Home: Volume 2
  • Living Books: Ruff's Bone
  • Playskool Puzzles
  • SimSafari
  • Zoo Tycoon

PlayStation 3:

  • Soulcalibur IV

Xbox 360:

  • Soulcalibur IV


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


  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Used for the woolly mammoth in the Ice Age Exhibit in the 5th mansion.)
  • WarioWare Gold


  • Universal Studios (2001) (Promos)
  • The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) (Promos)


  • Nina Needs to Go! (Shorts) (Heard once in "Parade".)


  • Rock 'N' Learn: Colors, Shapes and Counting (1997) (Videos) (Heard once in a low pitch.)
  • Three Sesame Street Stories (Heard once in a low pitch in "Everyone Makes Mistakes".)
  • What's Happening to Me (1986) (Videos) (Heard once in a low pitch.)
  • Disney's Sing Along Songs (Heard in "Let's Go to the Circus." and "Flik's Musical Adventure".)
  • Elmo's World: Elmo Has Two! Hands, Ears and Feet (2004) (Heard once in "Feet".)
  • Elmo's World: Food, Water and Exercise! (2005)
  • Really Wild Animals (1993 - 1998) (Heard in the intro.)
  • If I Ran the Zoo (1992)
  • Sesame Street: Learning About Letters (1986) (Videos) (Heard 3 times in a high pitch.)
  • Holiday Express (2009) (Videos) (Heard in the "Sodor Sounds" DVD Game)


  • Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011) (Trailers)
  • Zookeeper (2011) (Trailers)

TV Spots

  • The King & I (1999) (TV Spots)
  • The Lion King (2019) (TV Spots)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) (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

  • Teletubbies - Kiddie Ride

YouTube Videos

  • Larry's Surprise Eggs (Heard once in a low pitch.)
  • Little Bible Heroes (Heard once in "Noah"
  • SuperMarioLogan Videos
  • Trainlover476 Videos (Heard once in "Troublesome Engines trilogy redub part 1".)
  • Webkinz

Music Videos

  • 5 Seconds of Summer - She's Kinda Hot (Music Videos)
  • OutKast - The Way You Move (2003)


  • Preschool Memory Match


  • Clannad
  • Pani Poni Dash!
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • The World of Narue (Heard a few times in "The Pool: Clear Danger!" in a low volume.)

Image Gallery

Hollywoodedge, Elephant Single Clas AT043701/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

File:Hollywoodedge, Elephant Single Clas AT043701.ogg