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




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:

  • Cuphead
  • Lego Jurassic World (2015)

Nintendo 64:

Wii U:

  • Lego Jurassic World (2015)

Theme Parks

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  • 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.)





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