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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


  • The Addams Family (1991) (Heard as an object approaches a house.)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
  • The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991) (Heard at the end of "Human Again" as Wardrobe dives onto the castle fountain in the 2002 special edition only.)
  • Bolt (2008) (Heard as a tank of helium is knocked over and flies around)
  • The Cat in the Hat (2003) (Heard as a person falls down, may be confused for similar whistles.)
  • Cats & Dogs (2001) (Heard as a cat flies to the window.)
  • Chicken Little (2005)
  • Chicken Run (2000) (Heard as a chicken is about to squish on 2 mice.)
  • Coco (2017)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • Despicable Me 3 (2017)
  • Downfall (2004)
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (Heard during "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" as the Grinch does a rocket crash test.)
  • Early Man (2018)
  • The Emperor's New Groove (2000) (Heard as the chandelier falls down onto Yzma after Kronk slices its ropes.)
  • Ferdinand (2017)
  • Finding Dory (2016)
  • Flubber (1997) (Heard as the title object falls down to the ground.)
  • The Haunted World of El SuperBeasto (2009)
  • Hercules (1997)
  • Home on the Range (2004) (Heard as Buck kicks one of the Willies into the train car.)
  • Hoodwinked! (2005) (as Red and the goat in the mine cart fly off a broken track.)
  • Horton Hears a Who (2008) (as Horton screams, believing that he is falling from the bridge)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) (This or a similar whistle may've been used as a kid flies toward Manny)
  • Inspector Gadget (1999)
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
  • The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
  • The Lion King (1994) (This or a similar whistle is used as Zazu blasts out of the lava pit into the sky)
  • The Little Rascals (1994)
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
  • Madagascar (2005)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) (as a car lid falls behind Skipper)
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) (this or a similar whistle is briefly heard at low volume the super plane falls)
  • Maniac Magee (2003) (Heard once during the fireworks scene.)
  • Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  • Megamind (2010)
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
  • Moana (2016)
  • Mulan (1998)
  • My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) (Heard as a barrel falls onto the river.)
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie (2013)
  • Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
  • The Pagemaster (1994) (Heard once when an object is about to hit Adventure right in the head.)
  • The Path to 9/11 (2006) (Heard after the ball hits 2000 and people shout "Happy New Year!")
  • Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
  • Pirates 4-D (1999) (as an object fired by the small boy is about to hit one of the bad pirates.)
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) (Heard as an Moai falls over the pirates in a bathtub; some barrels of vinegar fall in front of Queen Victoria.)
  • Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) (may be confused for similar whistles)
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
  • Rio (2011) (as Blu knocks the cage and the fire extinguisher falls onto the floor before the cage opens)
  • Sausage Party (2016)
  • Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016)
  • Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
  • Shrek 2 (2004) (as the Fairy Godmother's carriage floats down onto the red carpet.)
  • Smallfoot (2018)
  • Space Jam (1996) (as the Monstars are about to squish Stan Podolak.)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) (as SpongeBob and Patrick jump through the ledge and fall down inside the ledge, after Mindy says "I Never Said That!")
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) (twice, in very long form as a jar of mayo drops, and briefly as our title characters in the real world fall)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D (as our title character falls down into the roof of the Chum Bucket.)
  • The Star (2017)
  • Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (2005)
  • Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers (2006) (Used roughly 3 times; captions define the first fall as "[AIR WHISTLING]")
  • A Troll in Central Park (1994)
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) (as the plane that Gromit is in is about to crash into the ground.)
  • Wonder Park (2019)
  • Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song (as a nearby bomb drops; this may only be a sound identical to this whistle)
  • Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye (heard as a shell falls in distance in the beginning; again this may only be a sound identical to this whistle)

Direct-to-Video Movies

  • An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)
  • The Sandlot 2 (2005) (heard before the closing dialogue.)
  • Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001) (Used 3 times, as Scooby pushes a bolder down, as Fred and Cyber Fred jump off of a roller coaster, and TBA)
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King (2008)
  • Tweety's High-Flying Adventure (2000) (as Daffy falls while skiing)

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.")


  • A Close Shave (1995) (Short) (as the sheep fall down onto Wallace.)
  • Cock-a-Doodle Duel (2004) (Short) (as Foghorn Leghorn flies into a barn.)
  • The Modifyers (2010) (as the rat with the eye falls down before parachuting.)
  • The Prince and the Pauper (1990) (Possible debut)
  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Heard once in "Cock-a-Doodle Duel.")


  • 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)


  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) (Trailers)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991) (Trailers) (Heard during "Human Again", as Wardrobe dives onto the castle fountain in the 2002 special edition only.)
  • Good Burger (1997) (Trailers) (Heard once when a giant plastic burger on top of the demolished Mondo Burger falls down onto Mr. Wheat's car before he yells "WHY?!")
  • The Rugrats Movie (1998) (Trailers)
  • Tarzan (1999) (Trailers)
  • Shrek the Third (2007) (Trailers) (as the roast turkey falls down onto the table.)
  • Unaccompanied Minors (2006) (Trailers)
  • Pop Tag (2010) (Video Game Trailers)

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

  • Annoying Orange
  • Grossery Gang WAVE 2, Series 3, 12-Packs Unboxing, Putrid Power, Surprises, Blind Bags, Trash Packs by Lily & Gia's Toy Reviews and Gaming (Heard in varying pitches)
  • Kimmyfinster2476pro's Angry German Kid Show (Heard once in "AGK's Fireworks Run")
  • WhitneyGoLucky (Used when the Harvey Girls Forever! characters falling.)

Bobby King Shows

  • The Expect Smart Actually (Heard once in "Party Flop Music," "Potholes In My Lawn" and Toads and Tiaras vs Jerky Jasper".)

Web Originals

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


  • Azumanga Daioh (Heard in Episode 5.)
  • Lucky Star
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Heard once in "Endless Eight Part 1.")
  • The Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (Heard in "The Summer Girl Beside the Lake".)
  • Naruto (Heard in one episode as a bird poops on an unsuspecting character, like a bomber plane dropping bombs.)
  • One Piece

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.)