This sound effect can be found on Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It should not be confused with any take of ADVANTAGE AUDIO FALL SOUND, nor SKYWALKER, WHISTLE - SHORT, DESCENDING WHISTLE, or Sound Ideas, ELECTRONIC - OSCILLATOR WITH REVERB.

Info

  • 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.

Trivia

Today, it's currently used as one of the more commonly used falling whistle cartoon sound heard in media today (namely Wabbit/New Looney Tunes, and 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). In the 2010’s, many people worldwide protested that this sound needs to be removed from media due to its overusage and annoyance, but the president at Sound Ideas declined that proposal due to its popularity and superiority.

Similar Variations

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Used In

TV Shows

NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every TV show; not all Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, or Disney Channel shows use this falling sound.

TV Specials

Movies

Shorts

Commercials

Chile:

  • Calvistop (2019)

France:

  • Super Game Boy French Commercial - Wario Land

Peru:

  • Calvistop (2019)

UK:

  • Cadbury - Cadbury Land (1998)

USA:

Live Events

  • LIVE from Hot Wheels City! | Hot Wheels

Video Games

PC:

Nintendo Gamecube:

Sega Dreamcast:

Sony PlayStation:

Game Boy Advance:

Nintendo DS:

Online:

Promos

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

Bumpers

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

Teasers

Trailers

TV Spots

Previews

Other Media

Theme Parks

Home Videos

Web Originals

YouTube Videos

  • Bandana Dee Sweet Danger (2016) (Shorts)
  • Cayby's Comic Frenzy Volume 2, by Cayby J aka Cayby Two (Heard in a Rugratsplosion skit)
  • davemadson's Videos (especially commonly LT Intro Bloopers.) (Heard when someone falls.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Puyo Puyo Animation Karma, by Luna PrincessNinjato
  • Puyo Puyo Fever 2 Waku Waku Animated Raffine’s arc ep3, by Luna PrincessNinjato
  • Joe & Jon Plays - Ren & Stimpy Time Warp (SNES)
  • Smosh's Shut Up Cartoon Videos (Heard in the opening logo.)
  • 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.
  • Super Mario Oddsh*t
  • Taylor Was Here Again
  • TerminalMontage (Heard once in "Something About Yoshi's Island ANIMATED (Loud Sound Warning) 🦎".)
  • Victor Tanzig (Heard once in "The Stories of Sodor: Vistor".)
  • 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.)

Anime

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

Image Gallery

See Sound Ideas, WHINE, CARTOON - SHELL SCREAMING WHINE DOWN/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

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