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


  • First recorded: 1942
  • Creator: Jimmy MacDonald
  • Owner: The Walt Disney Company (1942-1992), The Hollywood Edge (1992-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: December 18, 1942
  • First heard: Bellboy Donald (a Donald Duck short) (possibly)
  • Area used: Worldwide

Back in 1942, Jimmy MacDonald used a siren whistle to create this whistle. This whistle is medium or high pitched and descending. Originally a Disney sound effect, it possibly debuted in the Donald Duck short, Bellboy Donald.

Later, Warner Bros adapted this sound and used it in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. If it was used there, some users may be confused with other whistles or it might be for real.

In 1992, The Hollywood Edge added this whistle to the Cartoon Trax Volume 1 library, along with other Disney cartoon whistle sounds from the library. In 2014, after the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge, Sound Ideas took over to acquire it.

This whistle is included in Descending Whistle CRT017302 from the Cartoon Trax Volume 1 library. Similar sounds include CARTOON, WHISTLE - LONG ZIP BY/CARTOON, WHISTLE - FAST ZIP BY from the Warner Bros. Sound Effects Library and ZIP, CARTOON - HIGH WHISTLE ZIP OUT.

Today, it is one of the most common Cartoon Trax/Disney whistle sounds to be used in more than a thousand pieces of media.

Sound Effect Description

"Medium pitch whistle." Siren whistle bordering on a high pitch, descending.

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

Similar Variations

Used In

TV Shows



  • DC Super Hero Girls
  • Disney Cartoons
  • Disney Fairies
  • Get a Horse! (2013) (Shorts) (Heard once as Pete pops Mickey and Horace out of the screen.)
  • How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (2007) (Shorts)
  • Joey Runs Away (1988) (Short)
  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (May have been heard in "Falling Hare", "The Ducktators" and later shorts)
  • Tom & Jerry (May have been heard in "Landing Stripling" as Tom is pulled into a tree trap.)
  • Trail Mix-Up (1993)
  • Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968) (Heard as Tigger swipes under table.)


  • Baby Einstein
    • Baby Wordsworth (2005 video)
  • Barney - Barney's Sense-Sational Day (1997 video) (Heard 8 times when each baseball flies into the shot during BJ's pitch)
  • Barney - Come on Over to Barney's House (2000) (Videos)
  • Barney's Exercise Circus / Barney's Parade of Numbers (1996 video)
  • Barney's Fun & Games (1996) (Videos)
  • Kidsongs (Heard often in "Play Along Songs" in the song, "Ten in a Bed")
  • The Wiggles: LIVE Hot Potatoes! (2005) (High Pitched)

Video Games


Phillips CD-i:

  • Asterix: Caesar's Challenge (1995)

PlayStation 2:

  • Pop'n Music Fever (2007) (Heard only in Special Minigames.)

PlayStation 3:

  • Lego Jurassic World (2015)

PlayStation 4:

  • Lego Jurassic World (2015)

Xbox 360:

  • Lego Jurassic World (2015)

Xbox One:

Nintendo 64:

  • Elmo's Letter Adventure (1999)
  • Elmo's Number Journey (1999)

Wii U:

  • Lego Jurassic World (2015)

Theme Parks

LEGOLAND Theme Parks and Discovery Centers:

  • The Lego Movie 4D: A New Adventure (2016) (Used for characters zipping out sometimes.)



  • Golden Wonder Wotsits - The Adventures of Willie & His Whopping Wotsit: Family (1997)


  • Got Milk Commercial: Super Mario (1999)
  • Nickelodeon Magazine Commercial (1996-1997)
  • Ritz Bitz Sandwich - Sumo (2002) (Heard at the very beginning, as the sumo crackers jump)
  • Ritz Bits Sandwich - Hockey (2003) (Heard as a slice of cheese is whacked away.)


  • Everland Entertainment (1999) (heard as one of the letters running around pops out)
  • Walt Disney Pictures Logo (1985-2006) (Logos) (Inspector Gadget Variant) (1999)


  • Cartoon Network Special BRB (2001)
  • Nickelodeon Bumpers (1990's-2000's)
  • Nickelodeon - The Nicktoons Blob (1993)


  • ABC: Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade (1997)
  • Cartoon Network: Fridays Promo (March 4, 2004)
  • Cartoon Network: Fridays Promo (3/26/2004)
  • Cartoon Network Fridays Promos (2006?) (Heard when an umbrella reveals the channel's logo.)
  • Kids WB: Afternoons Show - Xiaolin Showdown (2005)


  • A Goofy Movie (1995) (Trailers)
  • The Cat in the Hat (2003) (Trailers)
  • George of the Jungle 2 (2003) (Trailers)
  • My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) (Trailers)
  • Robots (2005) (Trailers)
  • The Tigger Movie (2000) (Trailers)
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (Trailer) (Heard once as Pete pops Mickey and Horace out of the screen.)

TV Spots

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) (TV Spots) (Heard once in the 1993 VHS TV spot.)
  • Space Jam (1996) (TV Spots)
  • Toy Story (1995) (TV Spots) (Heard once in the 1996 VHS TV spot.)

TV Specials


  • Diddley Dee - Cartoons
  • You Can Always Be Number One - Mickey Mouse Splashdance


  • Walt Disney Pictures Logo (1985-2006) (Inspector Gadget Variant) (1999)

YouTube Videos


  • Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA
  • Azumanga Daioh (Used in a very low volume in episode 26.)
  • Bananya
  • Cells at Work!
  • Dragon Ball
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai
  • Dragon Ball GT
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
  • Kill la Kill
  • Monster Musume
  • Pokémon
  • Super Gals!

Image Gallery

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Audio Samples

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