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This sound effect can be found on The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas.

Basic Info

  • First recorded: 1991
  • Creator: Brian Nimens
  • Owner: Sound Ideas (1992-present)
  • Origin: United States and Canada
  • Year debut: January 6, 1993
  • First heard: Blinky and the Red Car (an episode from The Adventures of Blinky Bill)
  • Area used: Worldwide (especially in the United States and Canada)

This sound effect was first recorded by Brian Nimens in 1991 because The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library was in the making at that time. It was voiced by either a baby or an older child.

So far, first debuting in the episode "Blinky and the Red Car" from the 1993 Australian TV show "The Adventures of Blinky Bill" on January 6, 1993, it's typically referred to as the "Baby Kate Cry", due to it frequently being used for, and commonly associated with, the character Baby Kate Read on Arthur.

The Series 6000 version of this crybaby sound is more popular than the Dimension and The International versions, so it has been used in more than a thousand pieces of media, especially Arthur. There is a 99% chance that you've been heard this cry-baby sound effect.

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Used In

TV Shows

NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every TV show - even if it contains a baby or a child. Remember, not all Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, or any other TV network stations uses this demonic cry-baby sound effect (I TMD the Hedgehog think).


NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every movie - even if it contains a baby or a child.








Video Games


Nintendo (NES Digital):

Nintendo 64:

Nintendo Switch:


  • Arthur: Don't Wake Kate (7th half used for Baby Kate when she is about to cry after the player (D.W.) steps on something that is loud which caused Baby Kate to wake up and a player (D.W.) loses a life; and 8th half used for Baby Kate when she cries after she woke up as a player (D.W.) loses all of its lives.)
  • Milk Quest (Used for the Cat when it cries like a baby in Level 1.)



PlayStation 2:

PlayStation 3:

Xbox 360:




TV Spots

YouTube Videos

Music Videos




NOTE: Anime does not use this sound effect very much often.

Image Gallery

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Audio Samples

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