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


  • First recorded: 1940
  • Creator: Jimmy MacDonald
  • Owner: The Walt Disney Company (1941-1992), The Hollywood Edge (1992-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: January 10, 1941
  • First heard: Timber (a Donald Duck short)
  • Area used: Worldwide

The sound effect was recorded by Jimmy MacDonald in 1940 and was made from a bicycle horn. It is originally a Disney sound effect that debuted in 1941 with the Donald Duck short Timber and it was used as one of Disney's trademark horn sound effects in their cartoons and movies (like Peter Pan, An Extremely Goofy Movie and Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo). It was also used for when a character falls with a thud.

The Hollywood Edge would later add it to its Cartoon Trax Volume 1 library in 1992. After the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge in 2014, Sound Ideas took over to acquire this sound effect. It is commonly still used in media today (like The Peanuts Movie, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and Sherlock Gnomes), along with other Disney horn sound effects from the library.

Sound Effect Description

Short Bulb Horn Honk ( I.e. Head Bonk ).

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

Used In

TV Shows




  • Barney's Big Surprise (1998) (Videos)
  • Barney's Exercise Circus / Barney's Parade of Numbers (1996 video)
  • Sing Yourself Sillier at the Movies (1997) (Videos)
  • Where's God When I'm S-Scared? (1993) (Videos)

Video Games


  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Living Books: Arthur's Computer Adventure
  • Living Books: The Berenstain Bears in the Dark
  • Living Books: Dr. Seuss's ABC
  • Living Books: Harry and the Haunted House
  • Living Books: The New Kid on the Block
  • The Magic School Bus Explores the Solar System (1994)


  • Ortho – Flamingo (1995)

YouTube Videos

  • The Beanie Babies Movie (2009)
  • The Beanie Babies Spooky Halloween (2017)
  • Best Pals Hand Toons
  • Webkinz 3: Furrier Moment (2019)
  • WhitneyGoLucky


  • Men in Black: Alien Attack Ride (heard a couple of times in the queue ride policy video, "Do-Right and Doofus" before the guests board the ride) 

Image Gallery

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Audio Samples

File:Hollywoodedge, Short Bulb Horn Honk CRT020701.ogg