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


  • First recorded: 1936
  • Creator: TBA
  • Owner: RKO Radio Pictures (1936-1941), The Walt Disney Company (1941-1986), Hanna-Barbera (1959-2001), Sound Ideas (1993-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: November 20, 1936
  • First heard: Winterset (an RKO Radio Pictures film)
  • Area used: Worldwide

The sound effect originates from RKO Radio Pictures's sound library and debuted in the crime film, Winterset on November 20, 1936. It was soon picked up (and heavily used) by Walt Disney Productions starting around 1941, before Hanna-Barbera also began using it in 1959.

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Theme Parks

  • Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland)
  • The Universe of Energy (Epcot)
  • Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour (Tokyo Disneyland)
  • Knott's Bear-y Tales (Thunder Cave Segments)


Other Media

Image Gallery

See Sound Ideas, THUNDER - THUNDER CLAP AND RUMBLE, WEATHER 01 (H-B)/Image Gallery

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