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This sound effect can be found on Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas.


  • First recorded: Mid 1950s
  • Creator: TBA
  • Owner: Hanna-Barbera (1957-2001), Sound Ideas (1993-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: Mid 1950s
  • First heard: Any Hanna-Barbera cartoon from the mid-1950s.
  • Area used: Worldwide.

Originally a Hanna-Barbera effect, this sound effect eventually made its way to other studios like Disney and Warner Bros. Today, it is commonly used in more than a thousand pieces of media. It was made from a jews harp.

Another, lower-quality variation of this sound called Hollywoodedge, Cartoon Boink Horn 1 SS016401 is nearly identical to this sound and can be found in The Super Single Volume 1.

Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials

  • Bedtime with Barney: Imagination Island (1994)
  • Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (1979)
  • Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies (1972)
  • Daffy Duck's Easter Show (1980)
  • Elmo Saves Christmas (1996) (Videos)
  • A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)


Video Games


  • A Bug's Life: Active Play
  • Bugs Bunny and Taz: Time Busters
  • Cuphead
  • Felix the Cat's Cartoon Toolbox
  • I Spy Mystery
  • JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain
  • JumpStart Baby
  • Living Books: Arthur's Reading Race
  • Living Books: The Berenstain Bears Get In A Fight
  • Living Books: The Berenstain Bears In The Dark
  • Living Books: The Cat in the Hat
  • Living Books: Green Eggs and Ham
  • Living Books: Stellaluna
  • Mighty Math: Zoo Zillions
  • Mike's Monstrous Adventure (2002) (Video Game)


  • Bugs Bunny and Taz: Time Busters
  • Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse

PlayStation 2:

  • PaRappa the Rapper 2

PlayStation 3:

  • J-Stars Victory VS (Heard once during Taro Yamada's introduction.)

Sega CD:

  • Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse

Super Nintendo:

  • The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots! (High Pitched)

Nintendo Wii:

  • Super Paper Mario

Nintendo Switch:

  • Super Mario Odyssey (A very high pitched version is used.)

Xbox One:

  • Cuphead

Kids WB:

  • Run Jerry Run

Theme Parks

Magic Kingdom:

  • Disney Mania (1991) (Theme Parks)


  • Mucinex Commercials (2005-) (Heard once in "Our House", "Cough-a-Cabana: Wet & Dry" and "Club Cough".)
  • Playhouse Disney Promos (2001-2007)


  • Cartoon Network Studios Logo: Chowder


  • Baby Bach (1998 Videos) (while the chicken button is pushed)
  • Baby Van Gogh (2000) (Videos)
  • Barney's Best Manners (1993 video)
  • Barney's Birthday (1992 video)
  • Bert and Ernie's Word Play (2002) (Videos)
  • Schlessinger Media: Math for Children
  • Special Kids: Body Parts and Grooming
  • The Parables of Peter Rabbit
  • Sing Yourself Sillier at the Movies (1997) (Videos)
  • Weebles: Welcome to Weebleville (2005)
  • The Wiggles: It's a Wiggly Wiggly World! (2000) (Videos) (Heard when Anthony shows Captain Feathersword his wiggle dance)


  • Nicktoons Summer Splash Bumpers


  • Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment Family Fun Promo A (2002) (Promos)
  • Nickelodeon - Nicktoons (1997) (Promos)
  • Peanuts Home Video Promo (1999-2003)

TV Spots

  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) (TV Spots)
  • Madagascar (2005) (TV Spots)


  • Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (Shorts)
  • DC Super Hero Girls
  • Leo Little's Big Show (Shorts)
  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Heard in "Sugar and Spies" and "Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas".)
  • Patrick the Snowman (Shorts)
  • Popeye Cartoons (Heard in "Popeye's Popular Mechanic.")
  • Ren Höek & Stimpy: Big House Blues (1990)
  • Sugar and Spies (1966) (Shorts)

YouTube Videos

  • Angry German Kid and the Ice Cream Truck (2012) (Shorts)
  • Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse
  • Bear in the Big Blue House Website (Heard various times in the Treelo's Mix 'n' Match game.)
  • Beanie Babies 2 (2011)
  • Beanie Babies 3 (2015)
  • The Best Pals Hand Show (2017)
  • Best Pals Hand Time: The Movie (2007)
  • Best Pals Hand Toons
  • Calling All Engines from Tomorrowland
  • The Nostalgia Critic (Heard once in "Scooby Doo 2".)
  • Pencilmation
  • Webkinz 2: Ghostly Host (2015)
  • The Webkinz Movie (2012)
  • Webkinz
  • WhitneyGoLucky
  • Yo Mama (Heard once in "Yo Mama So Evil: When She Farts, Toxic Gas Comes Out".)


Image Gallery

See Sound Ideas, BOINK, CARTOON - BOINK 01/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

File:Sound Ideas, BOINK, CARTOON - BOINK 01.ogg