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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 Short Elephant Trum CRT012903 from Cartoon Trax Volume 1, which is a low pitched version of the third trumpet.


  • First recorded: Between mid and late 1980s
  • Creator: Soundelux
  • Owner: Soundelux (1980s-1990), The Hollywood Edge (1990-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: June 15, 1990
  • First heard: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (a Warner Bros film)
  • Area used: Worldwide

This sound was probably first recorded between mid and late 1980s and it was originally a Soundelux effect. It sounds like a person blaring into a brass instrument rather than an actual elephant, but it was actually recorded from an Asian elephant.

It made its first appearance in Gremlins 2: The New Batch and it was later heard in most media.

Another copy, SoundDogs, Animals, Elephant - Elephant Trumpets And Barks Various Medium Distance. Nasal Quality - Some Sound Pained. (Loop -, exists on the Soundelux Sound Effects Library. Part of this sound is on The Odyssey Collection: Expanded Sound Effects Library as Pro Sound Effects, Elephant, Trumpets, Grunts.

Sound Effect Description

Elephant; Trumpeting, Medium To Close Perspective.

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials


Video Games


PlayStation 1:

  • Spyro the Dragon (4th trumpet used in a low pitch for the Beasts in Alpine Ridge.)

PlayStation 2:




Video and DVD


  • Africa's Paradise of Thorns
  • Journey to 10,000 BC
  • Noah: He Walked With God



  • Channel Seven: The One to Watch (2001)




  • Harvey Norman - Mammoth Sale (2017)
  • Nintendo 64 (1997)

New Zealand:

  • Jumbo Prints Photo Centre (1992) (radio)


  • MoneySuperMarket - Epic Elephunk (2014)


  • AARP Services - Social Security: Answer the Call (2016)
  • AARP Services - Take a Stand (2016)
  • Busch Gardens (2013)
  • Domino's - Zoo Unsuccessful: No Mask (2021)
  • Froot Loops - Cherry Berry Swirls (2000) (2nd trumpet)
  • Froot Loops - Elmer Elephant (1994)
  • Henry Game Commercial: Tiger Electronics (1996) (2nd trumpet)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee (1995)
  • Orbit Gum - Circus (2003)
  • Pay-Day (1999)
  • Summer's Eve - "The Elephant in the Bathroom: Feminine Hygiene" (2020)
  • Taco Bell - The Nose Knows (1996)
  • Team Toyota of Glen Mills - July Tent Event (2016)



TV Spots


  • Toy-Box - Tarzan & Jane





Theme Parks

Universal Studios Florida:

Walt Disney World:

Other Media

  • About Baby Einstein (2nd trumpet heard in the 2002 - 2004 preview.)
  • Aladdin: Adventure in the Cave of Wonders Read-Along
  • Little People Animal Sounds Zoo (8th trumpet is heard.)
  • Noisy Animals (Sound Book) (9th trumpet only)
  • Timon and Pumbaa Virtual Safari (Other Media) (The Lion King Platinum Edition DVD) (Heard in the Under Construction section.)

Newgrounds Videos

  • Eddsworld (2nd trumpet heard once in "Hammer & Fail".)

YouTube Videos

  • Annoying Orange (2nd trumpet heard once in "Ask Orange #50: It's Morphin' Time!".)
  • Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse (2nd and 6th trumpets)
  • Brody Foxx's Yo Mama Series
  • Calling All Engines from Tomorrowland (4th trumpet heard once in "Secret Agent Come Over to My House", when Songs from the Station crashes off-screen while trying to find a light a la The Backyardigans.)
  • Cat in the Hat Wubbulous Rhymes See 'n Say Destruction (3rd trumpet heard for Horton.)
  • Dear Zoo (Big Little Book Corner) (4th trumpet is heard once.)
  • Kids Learning Videos (2nd trumpet heard once in "Wild Animal Sounds for Children" and "Animal Video for Kids".)
  • Major Hamster & Friends
  • Nicholas Dodge Animations (Used for the Woolly Mammoth and the Steppe Mammoth.)
  • The Nostalgia Critic (Heard once in "Fox Kids".)
  • Pocoyo Disco (Heard once in the opening.)
  • Pungence Videos
  • SMG4 Videos
  • SML Videos (Heard once in "Black Yoshi's Kool-Aid Problem" when Black Yoshi pretends to be a Koolaidephant.)
  • Smosh Videos (2nd trumpet heard once in "I SUCK AT DRAW SOMETHING!".)
  • SpaceHamster Videos (Heard once in "Waluigi's Taco Stand (Waluigi Games 2)".)
  • Trainlover476 Videos (2nd trumpet; heard twice in "Troublesome Engines trilogy redub part 1".)
  • UltimateLifeFormRB Videos (4th trumpet heard often in a low pitch in "Let's Play Spyro the Dragon - Part 7 - Mastering the Super Charge (Alpine Ridge & High Caves)" and 3rd and 9th trumpets are heard often in a normal pitch in "Punk Streams: Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Spyro 2 - Session 4) (11/27/2018)" for snail-elephants in Mystic Marsh.)
  • User Ben Videos (3rd trumpet heard once in a low pitch and echoing pitch in "Random video rant".)
  • Webkinz (2nd trumpet; heard once in "When Webkinz Have Fun".)
  • ZOOB Toons (3rd trumpet)

Web Originals



  • The Original Story of Winnie the Pooh

Image Gallery

Hollywoodedge, Elephant Trumpeting PE024801/Image Gallery

Audio Samples