This sound effect can be found on Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It should not be confused with the Anime Zip Sound. Debuted in 1958 with The Huckleberry Hound Show.


  • First recorded: 1958
  • Creator: N/A
  • Owner: Hanna-Barbera (1958-2001), Sound Ideas (1993-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: September 30, 1958
  • First heard: The Huckleberry Hound Show (in the intro)
  • Area used: Worldwide

This is one of Hanna-Barbera’s most prolific sound effects and was mainly used for whenever someone would throw a bowling ball or a lasso, or even a rabbit during a magic show. It made its debut in 1958 with The Huckleberry Hound Show and would be used in most of their cartoons, before the sound made its way to other studios, mainly Warner Bros and even Disney. This sound has been used in more than 500 TV shows, films, video games, anime, and others, and there's a 99% chance you've possibly heard this sound before.

It’s still being used as of today; some recent media, such as the recent Super Mario games and some recent western shows, are very fond of using it. The following versions of this sound effect also exist:

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


(Warning: May irritate you!)

Used InEdit

TV ShowsEdit

NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every animated TV show. For example, not all TV shows from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, or even any of the Disney channels use this sound effect.

TV SpecialsEdit



NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every animated film. For example, not all Scooby-Doo films use this sound effect.


Theme ParksEdit


Disney's Hollywood Studios:

Video GamesEdit


Universal Interactive

  • Hexley The Platypus And Friends Mascot Adventures (Heard once in "Super Tux Kart.") (2006)
  • SuperTuxKart (2007)

Philips CD-I:


PlayStation 1:

PlayStation 2:

Nintendo GameCube:

Microsoft Xbox:

PlayStation 3:

  • Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Heard once in "Impotant Rage." and "Princess Robot Bubblegum.")
  • Lego Dimensions
  • Lego Indiana Jones (Rarely used, heard mostly in cutscenes.)

Nintendo Wii:

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive:

Game Boy Advance:

  • Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced (Video Game)
  • Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure (Video Game)
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Used when a character runs away during a comical moment.)

Nintendo DS:

  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Nintendo DSi:

  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis on the March (Used heavily.)

Nintendo 3DS:

Wii U:

  • Lego Dimensions
  • Mario Party 10 (Heard in the "Spring Fling" minigame.)
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Heard in Luigi's special side attack.)

Nintendo Switch:

PlayStation 4:

Xbox 360:

Xbox One:



  • Junior Scrabble (1999)


  • Famicom AV Commercial (1993) (Heard once in a low pitch.)

New Zealand:

  • FruitWorld (2018, radio)
  • Mickey's Speedway USA Japanese Commercial




TV SpotsEdit

DVD MenusEdit

DVD ExtrasEdit

Other MediaEdit

  • Annoying Orange (Heard once in "How2 Episodes.")
  • Best Pals Hand Toons
  • Cartoon Network logo from late 90s (The one zooming out of the Hanna-Barbera star; in reverse as part of a sound effects combo.)
  • The City of Soundsville: Music from The Powerpuff Girls (2001) (heard 3 times in track 17, "The Super Secret City of Soundsville Song" AKA End Title Theme by BIS; heard among other Hanna-Barbera sounds, to suggest audibly that the villains are being thrown around.)
  • The Emperor's New Groove Read-Along CD and Cassette (Heard once at the beginning suggesting audibly that one of Kuzco's guards is throwing Rudy out of the palace.)
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) (Soundtrack) (Heard once during the soundtrack version of "Viva Rock Vegas")
  • Hanna-Barbera: Cartoon Sound FX (1994) (Other Media)
  • Hanna-Barbera Records - Drop-Ins Volume One (1965) (Others Media)
  • Jimmy John's USA Radio Commercial (2016-present)
  • Speedy Gonzales Music Video By Kumbia All Starz
  • Storytelling Alice (computer software, shows up as "zoomaway")



  • AAC Kids (Canada) (1999-2003) (Logos)
  • TiVo (2003-2006) (Logos) (Heard once in a low volume)

YouTube VideosEdit


  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot (1985) (Heard once halfway throughout the song audibly suggesting someone is firing a projectile.)
  • Inevidence - The All New Richie Show (2000)


  • Bop It!
  • Zhu Zhu Pets


NOTE: Don't expect this sound in every anime. Anime doesn't use this sound as often as Western animation does.

Image GalleryEdit

Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - BIG WHISTLE ZING OUT/Image Gallery

Audio SamplesEdit

File:Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - BIG WHISTLE ZING OUT.ogg (Warning: This is your last warning, the whistle may irritate or upset you and could get stuck in your head for a few hours. Continue at your own risk!)

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