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This sound effect can be found on Cartoon Trax Volume 2, which was made by The Hollywood Edge.


  • First recorded: 1970s
  • Creator: Tom Clack
  • Owner: Clack Studios (1970s-2004), The Hollywood Edge (2004-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: 1970s
  • First heard: Any Clack Studios media in the 1970s
  • Area used: Worldwide

Back in the 1970s, Tom Clack used a bell to record this sound. Originally a Clack Studios effect, it debuted in Clack Studios media in the 1970s, but it is currently to be announced which one first used it.

Then in 1996, Peter Robbins used this sound in the Nick Jr. preschool show, Blue's Clues. Known as Steve's notebook sound, it has been used heavily in the show since the Blue's Clues episode, "Snack Time" on September 8, 1996.

In 2004, The Hollywood Edge added this sound effect to the Cartoon Trax Volume 2 library. 10 years later, after the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge, Sound Ideas took over to acquire it.

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Ding, Metallic Hit, Funny Wobbly

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  • Nickelodeon PSA: What is Nickelodeon? (1989) (AKA: Nickelodeon bumpers from during You Can't Do That on Television)

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