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


  • First Recorded: Between late 1980s and early 1990
  • Creator: N/A
  • Owner: The Hollywood Edge (1990-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: November 16, 1990
  • First heard: Disney's The Prince and the Pauper
  • Area used: Worldwide


The origins of this whistle, claimed to be a "Sky Rocket", are unknown, but the sound debuted in The Prince and the Pauper (1990). It is the most common falling sound in most media these days; it's occasionally used to accent fireworks launching. This very shrill, long whistle is also known as the CARTOON NETWORK CARTOON FALL SOUND as heard in the "Powerhouse" era bumpers.

This whistle is most often used by Hacienda Post and Jeff Hutchins. It is usually not used in most Advantage Audio projects, except for those with sound design by Jesse Aruda, Roy Braverman or Rich Danhakl, but it was also used in an episode of New Looney Tunes (Robert Duran?) and Super Mario World (TV series) (Paca Thomas).

Similar variations, Sound Ideas, FIREWORKS - SMALL FIREWORK LAUNCHED, WHISTLE 01 and Sound Ideas, FIREWORKS - SMALL FIREWORK LAUNCHED, WHISTLE 02, can both be found on the Series 6000 Extension I Sound Effects Library.

Sound Effect Description

Sky Rocket, Loud High Descending Whistle.

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

(WARNING: May irritate you.)

Used In

TV Shows


Direct-to-Video Movies

TV Specials

  • The Flintstones: On The Rocks (2001) (a very long form is heard as the Flintstones' car goes off a cliff and as the diamond falls down before getting caught by the hand of a cop.)
  • Merry Madagascar (2009) (Heard as the title characters fall in Santa's sleigh after the Penguins run out of magic)
  • NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show (2017) (flaming paper ball sound)
  • 2000 Kids' Choice Awards (heard often while revealing the nominee's name.)
  • The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic (1994) (heard only once near the very end while accompanied with the words "what it is.")



  • Sing a Song with Pooh Bear and Piglet Too (1999) (heard once during "Try a Little Something New" as we see Tigger falling and spinning, cutting to Pooh watching Tigger falling to the ground)
  • VeggieTales (Heard in mostly early episodes, like "Josh and the Big Wall!")

DVD Extras

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Platinum Edition DVD (2001) (Heard twice in "Dopey's Wild Mine Ride", as the minecart falls down before hitting the brakes and onto Dopey's pillow.)


  • Cartoon Network: Cartoon Crisis Center - Ledge (1997)
  • Eggo's Waffles Cereal: Falling Bowl (200?) (Mixed with Sound Ideas, AIRPLANE, PROP - LONG DIVE 02 as the bowl persists to fall on the company mascot)
  • Friskies: Dental Diet (1998)
  • Hostess Cupcakes: Dragon (2004)
  • NAB (2010)
  • Subway (1996) (Heard in a high pitch in the beginning as a hamburger falls down to the mouth of a person.)
  • Fruit Loops Commercials

Video Games

  • The Grim Adventures Of Billy & Mandy (video game) (Heard once in "Clucking Doom" after the volcano blows up as the characters fall down on to the roof of a school bus.)
  • The Typing of the Dead 1 (1999)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (Used for the missile flying across Debbie in the Downtown Rooftops cutscene.)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (2002) (Video Game)
  • Hyper Bishi Bashi Champ (1999) (Video Game) (Heard in the ending credits.)
  • Marble Blast Platinum (Heard while the Marble is out of bounds.)

Theme Parks

Universal Parks and Resorts:

  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (Theme Parks)


TV Spots

  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) (TV Spots)
  • Chicken Run (2000) (TV Spots) (as one of the chickens fall down to black.)
  • Flushed Away (2006) (TV Spots) (as the enemies fall)
  • Holes (2003) (TV Spots) (as the shoes fall down.)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) (TV Sports) (as Scrat falls off a ledge)
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) (TV Spots) (as Scrat dives into the ocean, only to be eaten by a shark)


  • ESPN Monday Night Football (2008 edition)


  • Cartoon Network: The Powerhouse Era (1998-2004) (heard whenever "NEXT", the CN logo or any object falls)
  • Cartoon Network Acme Hour bumpers (Heard, I BigIdeas70258 think, in the anvil one and maybe "Pots and pans!")
  • Kids WB! (At least in one bumper as the station's logo flies into a wall)


  • Virgin Play (2005-2007) (Logos) (Heard once in a higher pitch)

YouTube Videos

Bobby King Shows

Web Originals

  • RWBY Chibi (Heard once in "Roman's Revenge" as Roman Torchwick falls from the sky.)


Image Gallery

See Hollywoodedge, Sky Rocket Loud High TE021701/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

File:Hollywoodedge, Sky Rocket Loud High TE021701.ogg

(WARNING: May irritate you.)

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