This sound effect can be found on Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas.

Info

  • First recorded: 1934
  • Creator: ?
  • Owner: Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises Inc. (1938-1940s), Warner Bros (1940s-1950s), Hanna-Barbera (1950s-1993), Thomas J. Valentino (1950s/60s-1986), Sound Ideas (1993-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: May 27, 1938
  • First heard: Tarzan and the Green Goddess (a Tarzan film)
  • Area used: Worldwide

It was originally a Tarzan sound effect, but then, Warner Bros started using it in their cartoons. Then in the 1950s, Hanna-Barbera acquired this sound effect. In 1993, Sound Ideas added it to the Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, and it is commonly heard in more than hundreds of media. A high pitched copy of this effect also found its way into the Major Records library in 1968, erroneously labelled "Single Cockatoo Trills & Caws". It should be noted that there are parts to this not available on any commercial SFX library. Those can be heard in the Looney Tune "Dough for the Do-Do", the Pink Panther cartoon "It's Pink But Is It Mink?", as well as in the documentary Attack! Battle of New Britain (1944) The full version can be found on a YouTube video called Disneyland Jungle Cruise Jungle Sounds. It may or may not be an edited version of Sound Ideas, BIRD, OWL - SINGLE OWL HOOTING, ANIMAL, due to speeding the owl sound up a bit.

The sound effect is often used in movies, TV shows or video games when a scene takes place in a jungle, however, most of the time when the sound effect is used (along with other sound effects of the bird), it is often used in the wrong place (it is used mostly in a jungle that is in either Africa or South America) as the kookaburra is native to Australia.

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Videos

Music

  • Playboy - In Da Jungle (Mod Wheel Safari Mix) (1996)

Theme Parks

Commercials

Bumpers

  • NBC Saturday Morning Bumpers (1990-1991)
  • BBC 2 - Predator

Trailers

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Other Media

YouTube Videos

Image Gallery

Sound Ideas, BIRDS, JUNGLE - AFTERNOON JUNGLE BIRDS CALLING, ANIMAL/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

(An alt. variation not available on any commercial sound effects library.)

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