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


  • First recorded: 1950s
  • Creator: Possibly Greg Watson
  • Owner: Hanna-Barbera (1950s-2001), Sound Ideas (1993-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: Between 1950s or 1960s
  • First heard: Any Hanna-Barbera cartoon in the 1950s or 1960s
  • Area used: Worldwide

This sound debuted in Hanna-Barbera cartoons in the 1950s or 1960s, but it is unknown which one first used it. It is currently used in more than 1,000 pieces of media made by other studios.

Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials

  • Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh (1996)
  • Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies (1972)
  • Too Smart for Strangers with Winnie the Pooh (1985) (Heard in a very high pitch.)



  • Boo Boo Runs Wild (1999)
  • CN Shorties - Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks in Harasscat
  • Cock-A-Doodle Duel (2004)
  • DC Super Hero Girls
  • DC Super Hero Girls: Super Shorts
  • How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (2007)
  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Heard once in "Cock-a-Doodle Duel".)
  • Loopy De Loop
  • The Loud House (2013) (Shorts)


  • Pinky Malinky (2009) (Cartoon Network Europe Pilot)

Video Games


  • Bad Piggies


  • Cuphead
  • Earthworm Jim 2
  • Living Books: The Cat in the Hat
  • Living Books: Ruff's Bone (Heard in a lower pitch.)
  • The Neverhood
  • Plants vs. Zombies (Used when a Hypno-shroom hypnotizes a zombie or a Tangle Weed grabs a zombie.)
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (Used when you hold a Tetrimino for another in Tetris Mode.)
  • Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar Rock
  • The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs
  • Super Bomberman R


  • Earthworm Jim 2
  • Tom and Jerry in House Trap (Video Game)

PlayStation 2:

PlayStation 4:

  • The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs
  • Super Bomberman R

Sega Genesis:

  • Earthworm Jim 2
  • ToeJam & Earl

Sega Saturn:

  • Earthworm Jim 2


  • Earthworm Jim 2

Nintendo 64:

  • Pokémon Stadium (Heard in the "Ekans' Hoop Hurl" mini-game.)


  • Earthworm Jim 2
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong


  • Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (Heard twice in the intro.)
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Used when you hit a switch.)
  • Shrek Super Party


  • Final Fantasy IV


  • Super Paper Mario (Used when you hit a switch.)
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns

Nintendo Switch:

  • Super Bomberman R


Xbox One:

  • Cuphead
  • The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs
  • Super Bomberman R

View-Master Interactive Vision

  • Sesame Street: Let's Play School


  • Alphabet Park Adventure
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Majestic Journey (Heavy use of the sample when you click "Exit" on your V-Smile during the main menu.)

Theme Parks

Disney's Hollywood Studios:

  • Drawn To Animation

Universal Studios Florida:

  • The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera (Theme Parks)


  • Warner Home Video - Dr. Seuss Animated Classics on Video & DVD (2003-2004)



  • ARMS Bear Tips! We Bare Bears (Heard once at the end.)
  • Fruity Pebbles Commercial: Teacher
  • Kool-Aid Wacky Wild - The Human Cartoon (1991) (Heard once in a low pitch.)
  • Rugrats Stuff
  • Trix Commercials
  • Yogi Bear - Cigarette Smoking PSA


  • Lotte Ghana Chocolate (2016)


TV Spots

  • Barnyard (2006) (TV Spots)
  • Horton Hears a Who (2008) (TV Spots)


  • Ponyo (2009) (Trailers)


  • Nickelodeon - Be In the Rugrats Sweepstakes (2001) (Promos)
  • One Saturday Morning Promo: Mickey Mouse Works
  • Zoog Disney Promos

YouTube Videos

  • Animation vs. Pokémon (low-pitched)
  • The Beanie Babies Movie (2009)
  • Beanie Babies 4 (2018)
  • The Best Pals Hand Show (2017)
  • Best Pals Hand Time: The Movie (2007)
  • Best Pals Hand Toons
  • Brody Foxx's Yo Mama Series (Heard once in "Yo Mama So Ugly: The Water Jumped Out".)
  • Kids Fun TV
  • Sunny Bunny in the Snow!
  • The Super Mario Oddshow Collab
  • TerminalMontage
  • Webkinz
  • Webkinz 3: Furrier Moment (2019)
  • Webkinz Valentine's Day (2016)
  • WhitneyGoLucky


  • Jim Henson Productions Logo (1988-1993)
  • Michael Poreys Productions
  • Pikachu the Movie Logo (1998) (Heard once in the Japanese version when Pikachu pops out of the circle.)


  • Akazukin Chacha
  • Acchi Kocchi
  • Ace Attorney
  • Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Digimon Adventure 01
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Gakuen Alice
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • K-On! (Heard in normal and high pitches.)
  • Magical Sempai
  • Maple Town
  • Maze the Megaburst Space
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
  • Monkey Punch no Sekai: Alice
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • New Game!
  • Non Non Biyori (Used along with Anime Bamboo Sound.)
  • One Piece
  • Pani Poni Dash!
  • PaRappa the Rapper: The Animation
  • Pikachu's Vacation (1998) (Short) (Heard in the Japanese version of the Pikachu the Movie logo when Pikachu pops out of the circle.)
  • Pokémon
  • Pokémon Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009)
  • Pokémon Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)
  • Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006)
  • Re:Zero Break Time
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Sgt. Frog (Heard whenever Tamama does his actions.)
  • Squid Girl
  • Super Gals!
  • Tamako Market (high pitched)
  • Yuru Yuri
  • Yuyushiki

Image Gallery

Sound Ideas, PLUCK, CARTOON - VAROOP/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

File:Sound Ideas, PLUCK, CARTOON - VAROOP.oga