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
  • Cheesy Factor: none
  • Scare Factor: none

Back in the 1940s, this sound effect was recorded by Jimmy MacDonald and it was made from a siren whistle. It makes a little whip sound and it is not too shrilling. Also, Hollywoodedge, Ascending Whistles CRT057901 has a different variation that is made from the same siren whistle used in this one.

Originally a Disney sound effect; it debuted in Disney cartoons in the 1940s, but it is currently to be announced which one first used it.

In 1992, The Hollywood Edge added this cartoon whistle zip sound effect to the Cartoon Trax Volume 1 library. In 2014, The Hollywood Edge went out of business, due to bankruptcy. After that, Sound Ideas took over to acquire it.

This sound has been used in most media today, along with other Disney cartoon sounds from the library.

Similar Variations

  • Hollywoodedge, Ascending Whistles CRT057901 (Different variation)

Sound Effect Description

Quick Whistle.

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Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Trick or Treason (1994)
  • A Johnny Bravo Christmas (2001)



  • Disney Cartoons
  • Hubert's Brain (Heard twice in a low pitch.)
  • Tummy Trouble (1989)



  • Kellogg's Eggo - Father and Daughter (2006-2008)
  • Sketcher's Slip Resistant - Nightmare


  • MTV ID - Mechanical Butterfly



  • HiT Entertainment PLC (1997)
  • HiT Video (1998)

Video Games


  • Day of The Tentacle (1993) (Video Game) (Heard whenever you pick up a item.)
  • JumpStart Numbers (1998)
  • JumpStart Spelling (1998)
  • Living Books: The Cat in the Hat (1997) (Video Game)

Sega Genesis:

  • Bubsy 2

Super Nintendo:

  • Bubsy 2

Nintendo 3DS:

  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Heard whenever Bowser Jr. pulls an object out of his Koopa Clown Car.)

Nintendo Switch:

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Theme Parks


  • Mickey and the Magical Map (Theme Parks)

TV Spots

  • Barnyard (2006) (TV Spots)


  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: King K. Rool Reveal Trailer (2018)


  • Alexa Bliss' Funny Moments
  • Are You My Neighbor? (1995) (Videos)
  • Baby Wordsworth (2005 video)
  • Barney's Exercise Circus / Barney's Parade of Numbers (1996 video)
  • Barney's Halloween Party (1998) (Videos)
  • Barney - Be My Valentine, Love Barney (2000) (Videos)
  • Barney - Once Upon a Time (1996 video)
  • Barney - Round and Round We Go (2002) (Videos)
  • Disney's Sing Along Songs (Heard once in "Honor to Us All" during the song "Father and Son")
  • Kids for Character: Choices Count (1997)
  • My Party with Barney (1998) (Videos)
  • Shining Time Station: Bully for Mr. Conductor (1994) (Videos) (Heard once in the "Schemer's Arcade" ad)
  • Shining Time Station: Stacy Cleans Up (1993) (Videos) (Heard once in the "Schemer's Arcade" ad)

YouTube Videos

  • Beanie Babies 2 (2011)
  • Beanie Babies 3 (2015)
  • The Beanie Babies Christmas Party (2016)
  • The Best Pals Hand Show (2017)
  • Best Pals Hand Time: Ready 2 Go On Vacation (2010)
  • The Best Pals Hand Time Halloween Special (2014)
  • Best Pals Hand Toons
  • Om Nom Stories (Heard once in the pilot episode.)
  • Pencilmation
  • Trick or Webkinz: The All New Webkinz Halloween Special (2015)
  • Webkinz
  • Webkinz 3: Furrier Moment (2019)


  • And Now a Word from Us Kids (Miscellaneous) (Heard twice in the segment after "Arthur vs. the Very Mean Crossing Guard".)
  • Shining Time Drive-In Theater (Miscellaneous) (Heard once in the "Schemer's Arcade" ad.)


  • Doraemon
  • DragonBall Z Abridged (TeamFourStar) (Heard once in "History of Trunks".)
  • Onegai My Melody
  • Nichijou
  • Pokémon

TVB Shows

  • Can't Buy My Love (2010 TV Series)
  • Coffee Cat Mama
  • Come On, Cousin
  • Daddy Good Deeds
  • Don Juan DeMercado
  • Ghost of Relativity
  • K9 Cop
  • Inspector Gourmet
  • The Rippling Blossom
  • Your Class or Mine

Image Gallery

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