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This sound effect can be found on The Premiere Edition Volume 1, which was made by The Hollywood Edge. It's a higher quality version of Dolphins Chirping TE015902, which can be found on The Edge Edition Volume 1.


  • First recorded: 1963
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Owner: Soundelux (1963-1990), The Hollywood Edge (1990-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: August 14, 1963
  • First heard: Flipper
  • Area used: Worldwide

The sound effect is made by a doctored song of a kookaburra; it's edited to be high pitched and sped up.

Originally a Soundelux sound effect; it debuted in the 1963 film, Flipper.

In 1990, The Hollywood Edge added it to The Premiere Edition Volume 1 library. In 2014, after the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge, Sound Ideas took over to acquire it.

Today, it's heard in more than hundreds of media, it's often commonly used as a censor sound effect since 2001 due to SpongeBob using it out of context.

Sound Effect Description

Dolphin; Chirps / Vocals, Classic, Close Perspective. Debuted in 1963 with the film "Flipper".

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

Similar Variations

Dolphins Chirping TE015902 (lower quality version)

Used In

TV Shows


Video Games


  • Cruis'n World


Nintendo Switch:


PlayStation 2

PlayStation 4:


Xbox 360:

Xbox One:


New Zealand:

  • Kia Ora from Kaikoura (2017)
  • New World - (2017)


  • Dairy Queen - Guitar That Sounds Like Dolphins (2011)
  • Hotwire (Commercials) (Heard often in "The Hotwire Effect - Beach".)



TV Spots

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) (TV Spots)
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) (TV Spots)


  • Kill The Noise - Dolphin On Wheels with Dillon Francis

Music Videos

  • Major Lazer - Bubble Butt (feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic)

Video & DVD Previews

  • KidVision VHS Preview (1995)


  • TMS Entertainment (1999-2009) (Logos)

Online Videos


YouTube Videos

Other Media

Image Gallery

Hollywoodedge, Dolphin Chirps Vocal PE024601/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

(A low pitched and slowed down version of the sound.)