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This sound effect can be found on Cartoon Trax Volume 1, which was made by The Hollywood Edge.


  • First recorded: March 1938
  • Creator: Jimmy MacDonald
  • Owner: The Walt Disney Company (1938-1992), HollywoodEdge (1992-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: Burbank, California
  • Year debut: April 15, 1938
  • First heard: Donald's Nephews (a Donald Duck short)
  • Area used: Worldwide

Recorded by Jimmy MacDonald in 1938, this sound effect was made from a siren whistle.

It was originally a Disney sound effect that first debuted in the Donald Duck cartoon "Donald's Nephews" in April 15, 1938. This short used this sound in a double high pitch, but later Disney cartoons and animated films (starting with the animated music film, Pinocchio on February 23, 1940) used it in a normal pitch onwards. Since then, Disney used it as one of their trademark whistle zips in their cartoons and movies.

Starting in the mid 1950s, other studios like Warner Bros., DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and Filmation would later use the sound in their cartoons. The Hollywood Edge would later add it to the first Cartoon Trax sound effect library in 1992. Then in 2014, Sound Ideas took over to acquire this whistle zip sounds after the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge.

A reversed variation of this sound called H-B ZIP, CARTOON - QUICK WHISTLE STREAK ZIP IN exists and it is considered a Hanna-Barbera sound effect, but was not available in the Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library or in Cartoon Trax Volume 1.

This is one of the common Cartoon Trax/Disney whistle zip sounds that is commonly used in media today, along with other Disney whistle zip sounds from the library.

Sound Effect Description

Medium-long Whistle For Streak By ( l.e. Fast By ).

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  • Rayman (Heard everytime Rayman opens a cage with the Electoons in it. Also heard in a low pitch everytime Rayman defeats an Antitoon)




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