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


  • First recorded: 1958
  • Creator: N/A
  • Owner: Hanna-Barbera (1958-2001), Sound Ideas (1993-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: December 25, 1958
  • First heard: "Jinks the Butler" (an episode from Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks)
  • Area used: Worldwide.

It first debuted on December 25, 1958 in the Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks episode "Jinks the Butler". This sound effect eventually made its way to other studios like Disney and Warner Bros. Today, it's commonly used in more than a thousand pieces of media (like The Peanuts Movie (2015), Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), Sherlock Gnomes (2018) and Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021).) It was made from a jews harp.

Another, A often-mixed was CARTOON, PLUCK - SMALL VIOLIN STRING PLUCK AND BEND 01 can be found on Warner Bros. Sound Effects Library, and a lower-quality variation of this sound called Cartoon Boink Horn 1 SS016401 is nearly identical to this sound and can be found in The Super Single Volume 1.

Clean, Full-Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect


Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials

  • Bedtime with Barney: Imagination Island (1994)
  • Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (1979)
  • Buttons and Rusty in: Which Witch is Which? (1984)
  • Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies (1972)
  • Daffy Duck's Easter Show (1980)
  • Elmo Saves Christmas (1996) (Videos)
  • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011)
  • Mickey's Tale of Two Witches (2021)
  • A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)


Video Games


Kids WB:

  • Run Jerry Run

Nintendo Switch:

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


  • Bugs Bunny and Taz: Time Busters
  • Cuphead
  • Felix the Cat's Cartoon Toolbox
  • Fisher-Price: Ready for School - Preschool
  • JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain
  • JumpStart Baby
  • Lego Island
  • 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
  • Pajama Sam: Life Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff!
  • Sesame Street: Monster Clubhouse


  • 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


  • The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots! (high pitched)


  • Mario Sports Mix (Used for Cactuar's movement.)
  • Super Paper Mario

Xbox One:


  • Tonka Talking Learning Workbench (2000)

Theme Parks

  • Disney Mania (1991) (Theme Parks)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D (Theme Parks)


  • Cheetos - Comic Book Land Commercial (2005)
  • Mucinex Commercials (2005-) (Heard once in "Our House", "Cough-a-Cabana: Wet & Dry" and "Club Cough".)
  • The Real Cost Commercials (Heard once in "Little Lungs in a Great Big World: Terry Crews".)
  • Super Mario RPG Commercial


  • Cartoon Network Studios (2001-2012) (Logos) (Heard once in "Chowder" variant.)



  • CBS Saturday Morning Bumpers: Felix the Cat (1994)
  • Nicktoons Summer Splash Bumpers


  • Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment Family Fun Promo A (2002) (Promos)
  • Nickelodeon - Nicktoons (1997) (Promos)
  • Noggin: Back to School with Franklin Movie Promo (September 5, 2004)
  • Peanuts Home Video Promo (1999-2003)
  • Playhouse Disney Promos (2001-2007)
  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Promos


  • Thrillville: Off the Rails (Trailers)

TV Spots

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


  • Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005) (Shorts)
  • DC Super Hero Girls
  • Good Manners with Max (Heard thrice in "Table Manners".)
  • Inacio Studios Media
  • Leo Little's Big Show
  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Heard in "Sugar and Spies" and "Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas".)
  • Nacho Bear (Heard once in "Tree-Top Trouble", "A Bridge Too Dumb" and "Road Rube".)
  • Patrick the Snowman (Shorts)
  • Popeye Cartoons (Heard in "Popeye's Popular Mechanic".)
  • Ren Höek & Stimpy: Big House Blues (1990)
  • Sugar and Spies (1966) (Shorts)
  • Tin Toy (1988)

Other Medias

  • Brain Pop Jr. (Heard thrice in "Muscles".)
  • Chuck E. Cheese's (1990-2000) (Others) (Heard once in "August 1997 Show".)


  • Disney Channel: What A Life (Miscellaneous)

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
  • Best Pals Hand Time: The Movie (2007)
  • Best Pals Hand Toons
  • Calling All Engines from Tomorrowland
  • Jack Sablich Videos (Heard once in "The New House", "Trapped!" and "Mr. T's Vacation Problem".)
  • The Kirby Collab 3
  • The Nostalgia Critic (Heard once in "Scooby Doo 2".)
  • Pencilmation
  • SMG4 Videos (Heard once in "My Mario Academia".)
  • Tonia LaJaunie Videos (Heard in "Dr. Seuss' Crash Bandicoot™ The Movie: The Thievius Raccoonus", when Sherman Peabody shows Luxo Jr. his ball.)
  • TVPigs
  • 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".)


  • Birth (1984) (English dub only.)
  • Chibi Maruko-chan
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (Pioneer dub only)
  • DragonBall Z Abridged (TeamFourStar)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (Heard once in "Chibi Party".)
  • Heisei Tensai Bakabon
  • Noozles
  • Osomatsu-kun (1988)
  • Osomatsu-kun: Greetings from the Watermelon Planet! (1989)
  • Ox Tales (heard in Saban's dub)
  • PaRappa the Rapper: The Animation
  • Rerere no Tensai Bakabon
  • Watamote
  • Zombieland Saga

Image Gallery

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

Audio Samples

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