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This sound effect can be found on 20th Century Fox Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas.

Info

  • First recorded: 1930s
  • Creator: TBA
  • Owner: RKO Radio Pictures (1936-1957), The Walt Disney Company (1957-1995), Sound Ideas (1995-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: November 20, 1936
  • First heardWinterset (a RKO Radio Pictures film)
  • Area used: Worldwide (Especially in the UK and Canada.)

This sound is known as a variation of "castle thunder".

In 1995, Sound Ideas added this sound effect to the 20th Century Fox Sound Effects Library.

A doubled version with an electrical crackle at the start exists, Sound Ideas, THUNDER - BIG THUNDER CRACK AND RUMBLE, WEATHER, from the Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library.

Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials

  • Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh (1996)
  • Elena and the Secret of Avalor (2016)
  • Liberty and the Littles (1986)
  • My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship
  • Puff the Magic Dragon (1978)
  • Really Rosie (1975)
  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)
  • Sesame Street: 20 Years & Still Counting! (1989)

Movies

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000)
  • An American Tail (1986)
  • The Aristocats (1970)
  • Addams Family Values (1993)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Balto II: Wolf Quest (2002)
  • Beethoven (1992)
  • The Beyond (1981)
  • Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
  • Child's Play (1988)
  • Child's Play 2 (1990)
  • Child's Play 3 (1991)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Dolls (1987)
  • Don't Look Under The Bed (1999)
  • Finding Neverland (2004) (Heard once, briefly, in low volume)
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  • The Great Outdoors (1988)
  • Happily Ever After (1993)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Hexley The Platypus (1993)
  • Hey Arnold: The Movie (2002)
  • Jaws 3-D (1983) (Used as an explosion)
  • The Land Before Time (1988)
  • The Lord of the Rings (1978)
  • Minutemen (2008)
  • The Mouse and His Child (1977)
  • The Muppet Movie (1979)
  • The Peanuts Movie (2015)
  • The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
  • Robin Hood (1973)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost (2019)
  • Short Circuit (1986)
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) (Used as an explosion.)
  • Teen Beach 2 (2015)
  • Winterset (1936)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Young Frankenstein (1974)

Shorts

  • Frankenweenie (1984) (Short)

Video Games

PC:

  • Everquest
  • Nickelodeon Toon Twister 3-D
  • Oregon Trail II

Xbox 360:

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

PlayStation:

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • NASCAR Rumble

PlayStation Portable:

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

PlayStation 3:

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

PlayStation 4:

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

PlayStation Vita:

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Sega Saturn:

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Nintendo 64:

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

GameCube:

  • Mario Superstar Baseball

Game Boy Advance:

  • Metroid: Zero Mission

Commercials

  • Fox Television Studios logo (H-B variant, subtle)
  • Skittles: "Yodeling Rabbit"
  • Teddy Ruxpin: Mad Scientist (1986)

Logos

  • Cinemagroup F.D. (1980s) (Logos)

Trailers

  • Furby Island (Teaser Trailer) (2005)
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) (Trailers)

YouTube Videos

  • Beanie Babies 3 (2015)
  • The Best Pals Hand Show (2017)
  • Best Pals Hand Toons
  • The Best Pals Haunted House (2019)
  • Bo Gehring Demo Reel 1983
  • SuperMarioLogan Videos
  • The Webkinz Christmas Carol (2016)
  • Webkinz 3: Furrier Moment (2019)
  • Webkinz

Anime

  • Dragon Ball Z
  • How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno.
  • Super Gals!
  • Urusei Yatsura

Image Gallery

See Sound Ideas, THUNDER - BIG THUNDER CLAP AND RUMBLE, WEATHER 01/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

File:Sound Ideas, THUNDER - BIG THUNDER CLAP AND RUMBLE WEATHER 01.ogg

External Links

Wikipedia entry for this sound effect

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