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This sound effect can be found on The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas.

Basic Info

  • First recorded: Early 1990's
  • Creator: Sound Ideas
  • Owner: Sound Ideas (1992-present)
  • Origin: United States and Canada
  • Year debut: January 6, 1993
  • First heard: Blinky Bill and the Red Car (a The Adventures of Blinky Bill episode)
  • Area used: Worldwide (especially in the United States and Canada)

This sound effect was first recorded between early 1990 and April 1992 because The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library was in the making at that time. It was voiced by either a baby or an older child.

So far, first debuting in the episode "Blinky and the Red Car" from the 1993 Australian TV Show "The Adventures of Blinky Bill" on January 6, 1993, it's typically referred to as the "Baby Kate Cry", due to it frequently being used for, and commonly associated with, the character Baby Kate Read on Arthur.

The Series 6000 version of this crybaby sound is more popular than the Dimension and The International versions, so it has been used in more than a thousand pieces of media, especially Arthur.

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Used In

TV Shows

NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every TV show - even if it contains a baby or a child.

  • Adventure Time (Used for Finn as a baby when he cries once in "Dad's Dungeon", and used for Finn's baby brother when he cries in "Jake the Dog".)
  • The Adventures of Blinky Bill (Debut; heard in "Blinky and the Red Car".)
  • The Adventures of Paddington Bear (Heard often in "Paddington the Babysitter".)
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2018 TV Series)
  • The Amazing World of Gumball (Heard in:)
    • The Dress (Heard in a high pitch during Gumball's imagination of being surrounded by kids while ironing clothes when Darwin said "I want more kids!" after he opened the door, and then Gumball cries.)
    • The Remote (Heard in the TV Show, La Casa de las Lágrimas.)
    • The Name (Used in a high pitch for Banana Joe's cousin, Kayvon when he cries like a baby after Gumball/Zac bit him.)
    • The Law (Heard from a Square Baby after it got hit by a piece of trash which is a soda can.)
    • The Triangle (Heard from an orange sphere citizen as an Archie fan when it cries like a baby after Gumball dressed as Archie the Duck draws a black marker streak on the fans' pages and faces.)
    • The Rerun (Used for Richard and Nicole as babies when they cry after they saw Anais trying to disappear.)
    • The Rival (Used twice for Anais as a baby when she cries; heard once in a normal pitch after Kayvon takes the teddy bear from her before Gumball beats him up, and then again in a high pitch after she hits herself with her rattle.)
    • The Spinoffs (Heard from Charlie-Ann when she cries like a baby after Timmy kissed her in the cheek.)
  • Amphibia (Heard once in "Wax Museum" and "Lost in Newtopia".)
  • Archer
  • Archibald's Next Big Thing (Heard once in "Strutter Sitting".)
  • Arthur (Heard in a wide variety of episodes, except for "Arthur's Baby" and "D.W.'s Baby"; primarily used for Baby Kate when she cries.)
  • Atlantis Forest (Used for Ruko when she cries like a baby in "The Curse Of The Diamond Forest".)
  • Atomic Betty (Heard in "Who's the Baby Now?".)
  • Battle for Dream Island (Heard once in "Don't Cry Baby")
  • Baby Jake
  • Barney & Friends (Heard once in "Room for Everyone".)
  • The Big Comfy Couch
  • Big Time Rush (Heard once in "Big Time Wedding".)
  • Blue's Clues (Heard once in the US version of the episode "The Baby's Here!".)
  • BoJack Horseman
  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business (Heard once in "Research & Development".)
  • Brain Games (Heard once in "Stress Test".)
  • Bubble Guppies (Heard once in "Bubble Baby!".)
  • Caillou (Used once in a high pitch for Rosie when she cries in her crib in "Caillou's All Alone" after Caillou wakes her up, and used in a normal pitch for Baby Lizzy when she cries in "Caillou Roars" during a scene where Caillou roars at her in her carriage.)
  • Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales (Used once for one of the cars in the audience when they cry in "El Materdor" after Mater is supposedly defeated by the bulldozers; presumably a baby car.)
  • The Casagrandes (Used for Carl when he cries like a baby in "Short Cut".)
  • Casualty
  • Celebrity Deathmatch
  • Chappelle's Show (Heard once in "Negrodamus & The N***** Family" in the WacArnold's skit.)
  • Charmed (Heard once in "Charmageddon".)
  • Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge
  • Chowder (Heard once in "The Trouble with Truffles".)
  • Corn & Peg (Used twice in a low pitch for Henry when he cries in "Adventures in Horsesitting".)
  • Craig of the Creek (Heard in "Creature Freature" along with Sound Ideas, HUMAN, BABY - GIGGLES.)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (Used for Baby Margaret when she cries.)
  • Desperate Housewives
  • DJ & the Fro (Heard once in "Breast Milk".)
  • Ed, Edd n' Eddy (Heard in 3 episodes.)
  • Everybody Hates Chris (Heard briefly in "Everybody Hates the Laundromat".)
  • The Fairly OddParents (Heard once in a high pitch in "The Kale Patch Caper".)
  • Family Guy (Heard once in "Cop and a Half-wit".)
  • The Feed (Heard once in the 1st episode.)
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2nd half heard once in "Say It Isn't Sew".)
  • Fresh Off the Boat (Heard along with HollywoodEdge (Europe Edition), Roland UK - Baby Cries/Sound Ideas, HUMAN, BABY - CRYING, WHINING in "Workin' the 'Ween".)
  • Ghost Whisperer
  • The Gifted (Heard once in "outfoX" and "no Mercy".)
  • GirlStuff/BoyStuff (Heard once in a low pitch in "The In Crowd".)
  • Gravity Falls (Heard once in the end credits of "Irrational Treasure".)
  • Harvey Beaks (Heard once in "The Case Of The Missing Pancake".)
  • Henry Hugglemonster (Heard once in "Monster Dough".)
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (1st half heard once in "Mini Puffs".)
  • Higglytown Heroes (Heard twice in a high pitch in "Kip's Sweet Tooth".)
  • Home Movies (Used once for Perry when he cries like a baby in "Shore Leave".)
  • House Husbands
  • Impractical Jokers (1st half heard once in "What Did I Eat?".)
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • The Jellies
  • Johnny Test (Heard once in "Gil-Stopping Johnny".)
  • Journey to the West (1986 TV series) (Heard in Episode 12 and 13 during Season 2.)
  • Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (Heard once in the Latvian Postcard.)
  • Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 (Heard in the Cypriot Postcard in a low pitch.)
  • Killing Eve (Heard once in "Meetings Have Biscuits".)
  • L.A. Heat (Heard in "Night Becomes Electra".)
  • Law & Order (Heard in the last 17 seasons.)
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Legend of the Three Caballeros (Heard once in a double high pitch in "Labyrinth and Repeat".)
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Little Riley Jacob
  • Lost (Heard once in "The Shape of Things to Come".)
  • Madeline (1993 TV Series) (Heard once in "Madeline and the Magic Show".)
  • Mad Money
  • Mad TV
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Married... with Children
  • Marvel's Runaways (Heard once in "Hostile Takeover".)
  • Modern Family (Heard once in "Game Changer" and "Fears".)
  • The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show (Heard once in "Winston Churchill".)
  • Mucha Lucha (Used twice for Chinche when he cries like a baby in "Chinche".)
  • My Goldfish is Evil (Heard once in "Derailed".)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Heard once in "Equestria Games".)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Heard once in "Laserblast".)
  • Odd Squad (Heard once in "The O Team".)
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches (Heard once in "Back to the Past!"; used for Jack as a baby when he cries.)
  • Padjaklubi (Heard once in the first episode of Season 7.)
  • Pink Panther and Pals (Used once for a girl when she cries like a baby in "Pink Kahuna".)
  • Preacher (Heard in a low pitch in "Call & Response".)
  • Perfect Hair Forever (Used for a drunk baby when it cries in "Happy Suck Day".)
  • Radio Free Roscoe
  • Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (Used once in the Begining of Randy and Howard's Black and White Video in "Shoob Tube" and once for one of the stick figures when they cry like babies in "Stanks Like Teen Spirit".)
  • ReBoot (Heard once in "Medusa Bug" and "Identity Crisis Part 1".)
  • Regular Show (Heard once in "Wall Buddy".)
  • Robot Chicken (Heard once in "Lust for Puppets" in the "Milano's Big Push" sketch.)
  • Sanjay and Craig
  • Saturday Night Live (Heard once in the opening sketch for the 1997 Nathan Lane-hosted episode.)
  • The Secret World of Santa Claus (Heard once in "The Boy Who Wished to Be Little Again".)
  • Seinfeld (Heard in the last 2 seasons only.)
  • Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (Heard once in "Quentin Tarantino Performs a Circumcision".)
  • Sheep in the Big City
  • Shining Time Station (Heard once in "Mr. Conductor Gets Left Out" on the 24 Hour Crybaby Channel.)
  • Skinnamarink TV
  • Skunk Fu!
  • Sofia the First (Heard in "King for a Day".)
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Soul Quest Overdrive (Used for some babies when they cry in "Adoption".)
  • South Park (Used once for Elvin when he cries after Eric tells him that he finished his fudgesicle and before Eric tells him to be quiet and shut up and slaps him upside the head in "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!"; and often whenever the PC Babies cry.)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (Heard once in "Two Thumbs Down" and "King Plankton".)
  • Squidbillies (Heard twice in "Gimmicky Magazine Show Spoof Parody About Dan Halen".)
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil (Heard once in "Diaz Family Vacation" along with Hollywoodedge, Baby Crying Slowly PE144001/HollywoodEdge (Europe Edition), Roland UK - Baby Cries 2, Hollywoodedge, Baby Whines Cries Huf PE145601, and other vocals in a group of poor Mewni babies if you listen carefully.)
  • Super Why! (Used often for Joy Beanstalk when she cries in "Jack and the Beanstalk" and once in "The Boy Who Cried Wolf".)
  • Superjail! (Heard twice in "Mr. Grumpy Pants" where the kids at the hospital cry like babies and once in "Jean, Paul, Beefy, and Alice".)
  • SuperNews! (Heard once in "The Death of MTV".)
  • Team Umizoomi (Heard once in "Super Trip to the Supermarket".)
  • Teen Titans (Heard once in "Divide and Conquer"; used for Beast Boy when he cries like a baby while Robin and Cyborg argue and fight with each other.)
  • Teen Titans Go! (Heard in:)
    • Teen Titans Save Christmas (Heard at the end.)
    • Collect Them All! (Used for a boy when he cries like a baby after he wakes up from his father.)
    • Witches Brew (Used for a boy dressed up as a cat when he cries.)
    • Crab Shenanigans (Heard twice; the 2nd half is used for a girl when she cries like a baby while the crabs throw sand at her while another crab pushes the boy through the sand castle, and the 1st half is used for the baby girl when she cries while Robotman yells at her, "Your candy is mine now!", after he took the lollipop from her.)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
  • The Thundermans (Heard once in "Four Supes and a Baby".)
  • Timon & Pumbaa (Heard once in "Circus Jerks" where Pumbaa cries like a baby.)
  • Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
  • Trollhunters
  • True Tori (Heard once in "The Fairytale Falls Apart".)
  • TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest... (Heard once in "World's Dumbest Motorheads 5".)
  • Ultimate Spider-Man
  • Victor and Valentino (Used for CaCao when he cries in "Escape from Bebe Bay" after he told Victor, Valentino, and Don Jalepeño as babies that they're gonna learn something.)
  • The Walking Dead
  • Wayside (1st half Used once for Myron when he cries like a baby right after dana forces him to tag her in "He Is It")
  • We Bare Bears (Heard once in "Pizza Band" and it was used for the dark skinned baby boy.)
  • The Witcher (Heard once in "Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials".)
  • Wonder Showzen (Heard once in "Justice".)
  • The X-Files (Heard once in a Season 1 or 2 episode.)
  • YaYa and Zouk (Heard twice in "The Ball"; first heard and used for a turtle when it cries like a baby, and then heard again for one of the stars when they cry like babies.)
  • Young Justice (Heard once in "Misplaced".)


NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every movie - even if it contains a baby or a child.

  • A Christmas Story 2 (2012) (Heard during the scene when a group of people are rushing and trying to get attention at once, causing Ralphie to wrap a baby as a present.)
  • Adopting Terror (2012)
  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
  • Arthur Christmas (2011) (Heard in a high pitch.)
  • Baby Geniuses (1999)
  • Baby Geniuses 2: Superbabies (2004)
  • The Binding (2016)
  • The Boxtrolls (2014) (Heard from Baby Eggs thrice as he cries, while his father was killed by Snatcher (during Eggs' backstory scene).)
  • Dead End (2003)
  • Downsizing (2017)
  • Drive Angry (2011)
  • Evolution (2001)
  • For Richer or Poorer (1997) (After Brad Sexton shouts "$5,000,000?" in a bank, an off-screen baby was heard crying like this.)
  • Frozen (2013) (After Elsa freezes outside, she hears a newborn baby crying like this, and its mom hides it from her.)
  • The Hangover (2009) (Heard from Baby Carlos after the police car door hits him.)
  • The Hollars (2016)
  • Ice Age (2002) (Used for Roshan in the multi-language clip found on the 2-disc DVD. The sound effect is cut from the final film.)
  • The Kingdom (2007) (Heard from a little girl when a war nearby scared her.)
  • The Last Laugh (2019)
  • License to Wed (2007)
  • My Baby's Daddy (2004)
  • My Home is Green (2010)
  • Noelle (2019) (An offscreen baby cries like that in the background when Noelle gets arrested after beating up the fake Santa Claus.)
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie (2013) (Used for Oggy when he cries like a baby.)
  • The Onion Movie (2008)
  • Pocahontas (1995) (Heard during the song "Virginia Company".)
  • Quints (2000) (Heard throughout the film.)
  • The Rugrats Movie (1998) (Heard in a high and normal pitch.)
  • Scary Movie 5 (2013) (Mainly used for Aidan Sanders.)
  • Schindler's List (1993) (Remastered version only; when you pass the first 50 minutes of this long movie, Baby Kate's cry was heard in the background, if you listen very carefully.)
  • Shrek the Third (2007) (Heard once during Shrek's nightmare scene from an ogre baby when it cries after it vomits.)
  • Shrek Forever After (2010) (First half heard once around the beginning.)
  • Sky High (2005) (While all are inside, Sky High gets turned into babies by the Pacifier.)
  • Stargate (1994)
  • Stolen Babies (1993) (Heard thrice during the climax.)
  • The Unauthorized Full House Story (2015)
  • Wonder Woman (2017) (When Diana sees a baby, she tries to grab it, but then she made it cry.)



  • The Fifth Horseman (2012) (Heard in the opening sequence.)
  • The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011) (Heard once.)



  • Oceánica - Bebé (2000)


  • BT - Think Fast (2002) (Heard once in "Baby or Unlimited Calls".)
  • DTI - Child Safety - Hospital (2017)
  • KP Skips - Pneumatic Drill (1997)
  • Network Rail - Vicious Cycle "It won't kill you..." (2009, radio)
  • Pot Noodle (2001)
  • Sainsbury's - Baby & Toddler Sale (2002, radio)



  • The Lorax Singers - Thneedville (Original Demo) (2012)

Video Games


  • Shadow Man (Heard in the soundtrack "Insanity".)

Nintendo (NES Digital):

  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1999)

Nintendo 64:

  • Shadow Man (Heard in the soundtrack "Insanity".)

Nintendo Switch:

  • Saints Row: The Third


  • Black and White 2 (2005)
  • Reader Rabbit’s Reading 1
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Shadow Man (Heard in the soundtrack "Insanity".)
  • Torin's Passage


  • Desert Bus (2002 remake)
  • Shadow Man (Heard in the soundtrack "Insanity".)

PlayStation 3:

  • Saints Row: The Third

Xbox 360:

  • Saints Row: The Third

Online Games


  • Bop It! (2015 Version) - (Heard briefly when it tells you to "cradle it".)
  • TYCO's Baby Wiggles 'n Giggles Doll



TV Spots

  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) (TV Spots) (Used in various pitches for a group of hatchlings when they cry.)

YouTube Videos

  • Adum & Pals: 13 Reasons Why Season 3 (Part 6)
  • Adum & Pals: 13 Reasons Why Season 4 (Part 1)
  • Annoying Orange (Heard once in "Try Not to Laugh Challenge".)
  • Aphmau
  • Arthur YTPs (Heard once in "Arthur's New Friend, Lisa Simpson!".)
  • Brandon Rogers (Heard once in "A Day with Mom".)
  • Brewstew (Heard twice in "Kid Wrestling".)
  • CyanAnimate
  • Cyanide And Happiness (Webseries)
  • A day with King and Rouxls Kaard (Deltarune animatic) (Used for Lancer when he cries.)
  • DeVario Lopez
  • English Singsing
  • Epic Meal Time (Heard once in "Ultimate Pizza Sandwich".)
  • Glove and Boots (Heard once in "Movie Theater Etiquette".)
  • Happy Hour Saloon
  • MadShenans (2nd half heard once in "PART 7 50 Ways to Pop a Water Balloon", "PART 11 50 Ways to Pop a Water Balloon", and "PART 18 50 Ways to Pop a Water Balloon" and 4th half heard once in "PART 8 50 Ways to Pop a Water Balloon.")
  • The Nostalgia Critic
  • Random Encounters (Heard in "The K Rool Way".)
  • SMG4: S10 V1 DVD Trailer
  • The Super Mario 64 Movie (Used for SMG3 took a candy from a kid.)
  • SuperMarioLogan Videos (Heard once in "Baby Shrek".)
  • Tito's Toys and Dolls
  • Young Wild Me!


  • Little Critter (Heard twice in "The New Baby" and "I Was So Mad".)



NOTE: Anime doesn't use this sound effect very much often.

Image Gallery

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Audio Samples