This very shrill, long whistle is either identical to and/or otherwise known as the Hollywoodedge, Sky Rocket Loud High TE021701 which can be found on The Edge Edition Volume 1. One similar variation is Sound Ideas, FIREWORKS - SMALL FIREWORK LAUNCHED, WHISTLE 01 from the Series 6000 Extension I Sound Effects Library.


  • First Recorded: Between late 1980s and early 1990
  • Creator: N/A
  • Year debut: Between November 16, 1990
  • First heard: Disney's The Prince and the Pauper


The origins of this whistle are unknown, but the sound debuted in either Disney's The Prince and the Pauper (1990) (sound designer & services N/A). It is the most common falling sound in most media these days, and used often by Hacienda Post and Jeff Hutchins. In other media, it usually accents the fuses of launching fireworks.

Used In

TV Shows


TV Specials



  • The Powerhouse Era (1998-2005)
  • Kids' WB! Bumpers
  • Cartoon Network Holiday Rush Bumpers (2005-2006)
  • Cartoon Network Acme Hour Bumpers (Heard, I BigIdeas70258 think, in the anvil one and maybe "Pots and pans!".)


Video Games


  • Cartoon Network: Cartoon Crisis Center - Ledge (1997) (Multiple falling sound)
  • Eggo Cereal Maple Syrup: Falling Bowl (2007) (Heard along with the Universal/H-B Stuka siren.)

Theme Parks


TV Spots

Image Gallery

Cartoon Network Cartoon Fall Sound/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

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