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This sound effect can be found on the Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It should not be confused with any take of ADVANTAGE AUDIO FALL SOUND, Disney Falling Whistle Sound, High Pitched Whistl CRT018103, nor WHISTLE - SHORT, DESCENDING WHISTLE, WHISTLE - MORTAR WHINES, or ELECTRONIC - OSCILLATOR WITH REVERB.


  • First recorded: 1939
  • Creator: Fred McAlpin
  • Owner: MGM Cartoon Studio (1939-1957), Hanna-Barbera (1957-2001), Sound Ideas, (1993-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Recording location: MGM Cartoon Studio
  • Year debut: December 9, 1939
  • First heard: Peace on Earth
  • Area used: Worldwide

It was originally an MGM sound effect which made its debut in Peace on Earth in 1939, but was sparingly used (and only used when necessary) during the 40's and early 50's era of MGM cartoons, until after its use in the 1955 nominated cartoon Good Will To Men directed and produced by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Since then, Hanna and Barbera used it as MGM's trademark falling whistle sound in the Tom & Jerry and Droopy Dog shorts in CinemaScope from 1955-1958. After the MGM cartoon studio shut down, they took the sound to their animation studio "Hanna-Barbera Productions" (along with several other MGM cartoon sounds) and used the sound as their trademark in most of their cartoons since 1957, from which the sound made its way to other studios in the 1960's.


Today, it's currently used as one of the more commonly used falling whistle cartoon sound heard in media today (particularly in Looney Tunes Cartoons), although it's not used too often in Japanese anime (with a few exceptions like PaRappa the Rapper: The Animation, Mirmo De Pon, and Girls Bravo).

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Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials





  • Calvistop (2019)


  • Super Game Boy French Commercial - Wario Land


  • Calvistop (2019)


  • Cadbury - Cadbury Land (1998)


  • Brain Warp (1996)
  • Domino's - Dr. Cravin Strikes Back (1998)
  • Fox/NFL TV Ads (1999-2000)
  • Plymouth Commercials - Road Runner (1968-1969)
  • Trix Commercial: Fruitiest (2000)

Live Events

  • Hot Wheels

Video Games




Sony PlayStation:

Game Boy Advance:



  • Bartender: The Right Mix


  • Toon Disney - Hercules Promo (2003)
  • Toon Disney: The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Promo (2003)
  • Zoog Disney Promos


  • Cartoon Network Bumpers (1995)
  • Cartoon Network Station ID: "Secret Squirrel - Grappling Hook"
  • Fox Kids Bumper (1994)


  • Lilo & Stitch: Beauty and the Beast (2002) (Teasers)


TV Spots


Other Media

Theme Parks

Home Videos

Web Originals

YouTube Videos

  • Bandana Dee Sweet Danger (2016) (Shorts)
  • Bugs Bunny ACME Fools Pranks | Looney Tunes | Cartoon Network (2022) (Heard once briefly in "Down The Rabbit Hole". Heard once in a low pitch in "Wabbit Tricks" due to being time-stretched.)
  • Cayby's Comic Frenzy Volume 2, by Cayby J aka Cayby Two (Heard in a Rugratsplosion skit.)
  • Conor’s Funny Signs
  • CrashFan96 (Heard once in "AGK's Great-Grandfather".)
  • davemadson's Videos (especially commonly LT Intro Bloopers.) (Heard when someone falls.)
  • DisneyFanatic2364
  • DoujinPixation
  • Epicore (Heard once in "Part 19: This Is It, The End." when Niall Places The Anvil Next To Him and it falls On Donato.)
  • Golden Book Video Killers (Heard once in "Special He-Man Edition".)
  • If Video Games were in Minecraft 2, by JerryandHarry (Heard in Angry Birds skit)
  • If Video Games were in Minecraft 4, by JerryandHarry (Heard in Learn to Fly skit)
  • IOSStudios
  • Joe & Jon Plays - Ren & Stimpy Time Warp (SNES)
  • Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Funny Story Series
  • Minecraft Parody - EMOJI MOVIE! - (Minecraft Animation), by Minute Minecraft Parodies (Only the first few seconds are heard when High Five falls.)
  • Minecraft Trolling: Fake Chunk Error, by JerryandHarry (Heard in the Nether skit)
  • Moon Of Darkness, by The Classic Dreamer
  • Pencilmation
  • Pop: Rorry's Stories (2009)
  • Puyo Puyo Animation Karma, by Luna PrincessNinjato
  • Puyo Puyo Fever 2 Waku Waku Animated Raffine’s arc ep3, by Luna PrincessNinjato
  • Pyrocynical
  • Quimic
  • (SFM) Problems in Splatoon
  • SMG4 Videos
  • Smosh's Shut Up Cartoon Videos (Heard in the opening logo.)
  • SomeBuddy Videos
  • SSSniperWolf has been known to occasionally use this sound in skits as well as in her GTA 5 videos when someone or something falls from a great height.
  • Taylor Was Here Again
  • TerminalMontage (Heard once in "Something About Yoshi's Island ANIMATED (Loud Sound Warning) 🦎".)
  • Victor Tanzig Videos
  • WeeZee Videos
  • YTP - Oswald the Unlucky Rabbit, by Simbaholic (Heard in 4x speed when it turns upside down and Oswald falls upside down off the Universal earth logo.)
  • YTP Tennis Round 23 - POE Heroes are ready to defeat Gree Dalek (Heard twice, First Gree Dalek gets thrown into the Looney Tunes Intro rings after gets beaten up, Second, Kirby falls after fart floating trick up in the sky.)


Note: The sound isn't used too often in anime, with a few exceptions if the H-B sounds are heavily used.

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