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


  • First recorded: Early 1940s
  • Creator: Jimmy MacDonald
  • Owner: The Walt Disney Company (Early 1940s-Summer 1992), The Hollywood Edge (Summer 1992-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: Burbank, California
  • Recording location: Walt Disney Productions
  • Year debut: December 18, 1942
  • First heard: Bellboy Donald (a Donald Duck short)
  • Area used: Worldwide

Back in the early 1940s, Jimmy MacDonald used a siren whistle to create this whistle. This whistle is medium or high-pitched and descending. Originally a Disney sound effect, as it debuted in the Donald Duck short "Bellboy Donald".

It is to be confirmed if Warner Bros. adapted this sound and used it in some of their Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons.

In the summer of 1992, The Hollywood Edge added this whistle to the Cartoon Trax Volume 1 library, along with other Disney cartoon whistle sounds from the library. In 2014, after the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge, Sound Ideas took over to acquire it.

This whistle is included in Descending Whistle CRT017302 from the Cartoon Trax Volume 1 library. Similar sounds include CARTOON, WHISTLE - LONG ZIP BY/CARTOON, WHISTLE - FAST ZIP BY from the Warner Bros. Sound Effects Library and ZIP, CARTOON - HIGH WHISTLE ZING OUT.

Today, it's one of the most common Cartoon Trax/Disney whistle sounds to be used in more than a thousand pieces of media.

Sound Effect Description

"Medium pitch whistle." Siren whistle bordering on a high pitch, descending.

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

Similar Variations

Descending Whistle CRT017302 (included in the SFX sequence)

Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials




Video Games


  • Asterix: Caesar's Challenge (1995)



PlayStation 2:

  • Pop'n Music Fever (2007) (Heard only in Special Minigames.)

PlayStation 3:

  • Lego Jurassic World (2015)

PlayStation 4:

  • Lego Jurassic World (2015)


Wii U:

  • Lego Jurassic World (2015)

Xbox 360:

  • Lego Jurassic World (2015)

Xbox One:

Theme Parks

LEGOLAND Theme Parks and Discovery Centers:

  • The Lego Movie 4D: A New Adventure (2016) (Used for characters zipping out sometimes.)



  • Golden Wonder Wotsits - The Adventures of Willie & His Whopping Wotsit: Family (1997)


  • Got Milk Commercial: Super Mario (1999)
  • Nickelodeon Magazine Commercial (1996-1997)
  • Ritz Bitz Sandwich - Sumo (2002) (Heard at the very beginning, as the sumo crackers jump)
  • Ritz Bits Sandwich - Hockey (2003) (Heard as a slice of cheese is whacked away.)





TV Spots


  • Diddley Dee - Cartoons
  • You Can Always Be Number One - Mickey Mouse Splashdance


  • Walt Disney Pictures Logo (1985-2006) (Inspector Gadget Variant) (1999)

YouTube Videos


Image Gallery

Hollywoodedge, Quick Whistle Zip By CRT057505/Image Gallery

Audio Samples