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: September 25, 1942
  • First heard: The Vanishing Private (a Donald Duck short)
  • Area used: Worldwide

Back in 1942, Jimmy MacDonald uses a jews harp to create 7 different types of twangy boings. Originally a Disney sound effect, it made its debut in the Donald Duck cartoon, "The Vanishing Private" on September 25, 1942.

In 1992, The Hollywood Edge added this cartoon boing sound effect to the Cartoon Trax Volume 1 library. In 2014, Sound Ideas took over to acquire it after the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge.

Today, it is one of the most common cartoon boing sounds to be heard in more than a thousand pieces of media.

The 1st boing is more popular than the last 6 boings, so it is heard in most media. The last 6 boings are sometimes heard in some media. The 7th boing is the same as Sound Ideas, BOING, CARTOON - BOING WITH QUIVER from the Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends Sound Effects Library and Sound Ideas, COMEDY, BOING - BIG J HARP SPROING from the Classic TV Sound Effects Library.

Sound Effect Description

Twangy Boings 7 Types ( Jews Harp ) .

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