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



The origins of this whistle, claimed to be a "Sky Rocket", are to be confirmed, but it might've debuted in Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985). It is the most common falling sound in most media these days; it's occasionally used to accent fireworks launching. This very shrill, long whistle is also known as the Cartoon Network Cartoon Fall Sound as heard in the "Powerhouse" era bumpers.

This whistle is most often used by Hacienda Post and Jeff Hutchins. It is usually not used in most Advantage Audio projects, except for those with sound design by Jesse Aruda, Roy Braverman or Rich Danhakl, but it was also used in an episode of New Looney Tunes (Robert Duran?) and Super Mario World (TV series) (Paca Thomas).

Similar variations, Hollywoodedge, Bomb Fall Whistle CRT2028101 from Cartoon Trax Volume 2, Sound Ideas, FIREWORKS - SMALL FIREWORK LAUNCHED, WHISTLE 01 and Sound Ideas, FIREWORKS - SMALL FIREWORK LAUNCHED, WHISTLE 02, can both be found on the Series 6000 Extension I Sound Effects Library.

It's similar to but shouldn't be confused with Sound Ideas, CARTOON, WHISTLE - FALL WHISTLE, LONG, can be found on Series 4000 Hollywood Sound Effects Library.

Sound Effect Description

Sky Rocket, Loud High Descending Whistle.

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Used In

TV Shows


Direct-to-Video Movies

TV Specials



DVD Extras

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Platinum Edition DVD (2001) (Heard twice in "Dopey's Wild Mine Ride", as the minecart falls down before hitting the brakes and onto Dopey's pillow.)



  • Nickelodeon - Arthur Promo (2000)


  • Cartoon Network: Cartoon Crisis Center - Ledge (1997)
  • Eggo's Waffles Cereal: Falling Bowl (200?) (Mixed with Sound Ideas, AIRPLANE, PROP - LONG DIVE 02 as the bowl persists to fall on the company mascot.)
  • Friskies: Dental Diet (1998)
  • Fruit Loops Commercials
  • Hostess Cupcakes: Dragon (2004)
  • NAB (2010)
  • Subway (1996) (Heard in a high pitch in the beginning as a hamburger falls down to the mouth of a person.)

Video Games

Theme Parks

Universal Parks and Resorts:

  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (Theme Parks)


TV Spots

  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) (TV Spots)
  • Chicken Run (2000) (TV Spots) (as one of the chickens fall down to black.)
  • Flushed Away (2006) (TV Spots) (Heard in one TV spot as Spike and Whitey fall.)
  • Holes (2003) (TV Spots) (as the shoes fall down.)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) (TV Sports) (Heard briefly in one TV spot as Scrat falls off of a ledge.)
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) (TV Spots) (Heard in one TV spot as Scrat dives into the ocean, only to be eaten by a shark.)


  • ESPN Monday Night Football (2008 edition)


  • Cartoon Network: The Powerhouse Era (1998-2004) (Heard whenever "NEXT", the CN logo or any object falls.)
  • Cartoon Network Acme Hour bumpers (Heard, I BigIdeas70258 think, in the anvil one and maybe "Pots and pans!".)
  • Kids WB Bumpers (Heard in one bumper as the station's logo flies into a wall.)


  • Virgin Play (2005-2007) (Logos) (Heard once in a higher pitch.)

YouTube Videos

Bobby King Shows

  • The Expect Smart Actually (Heard once in "Party Flop Music", "Potholes In My Lawn" and "Toads and Tiaras vs Jerky Jasper".)

Web Originals

  • RWBY Chibi (Heard once in "Roman's Revenge" as Roman Torchwick falls from the sky.)


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