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This sound effect can be found on The Premiere Edition Volume 1, which was made by The Hollywood Edge. It shouldn't be confused with Sound Ideas, BIRD, DUCK - SINGLE DUCK QUACKING, ANIMAL on the Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, or Hollywoodedge, Ducks Quacks Duck Qua AT085201 on the Animal Trax library.


  • First recorded: 1960
  • Creator: Thomas J. Valentino
  • Owner: Major Records/Valentino (1960-1990), The Hollywood Edge (1990-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: October 31, 1961
  • First heard: Sycamore Lodge (a Calvin and the Colonel episode)
  • Area used: Worldwide

It was originally a Major Records/Valentino Sound Effect called "Single Duck", which can be found on Major Records - Sound Effects Volume 6, except it is higher-pitched and extended. It's first known appearance was in a Calvin and the Colonel episode called "Sycamore Lodge".

In 1990, The Hollywood Edge added this sound to The Premiere Edition Volume 1 library. In 2014, Sound Ideas acquired it after the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge.

Today, it's used in more than 100 pieces of media.

Sound Effect Description

Bird, Duck; Quacks, Close Perspective, Debuted in Calvin and the Colonel in 1961.


  • This sound effect is known for its use for character takes in Spongebob Squarepants, usually in a high pitch. It was used for takes and random movements in a similar fashion in The Ren & Stimpy Show's Horta Editorial episodes.
  • According to a reply to omelettecounty on Tumblr, Maxwell Atoms described of this sound: "There were effects that I came to ask for by name, like “the duck”, “the baby goat”, “the gurgle” (I think that’s the one you’re asking about), and many more."

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Used In

TV Shows


Video Games




  • Life After People (Heard twice in "The Capital Threat"; once in "Waves of Destruction".)

Radio Spots

New Zealand:

  • Blackley Construction (2019)





  • Farm Fresh Stanley (2001) (Stories)

Special Features

  • Charlotte's Web: Meet the Animals (1973) (Special Features)


Other Media

  • Brain Pop Jr. (Heard in "Possessive Nouns", "Nouns", "Plot", and the "Migration" game.)

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