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This sound effect can be found on the Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It shouldn't be confused with the second whistle from COMEDY, ACCENT - SIREN TYPE WHISTLE, SEVERAL (a Warner Bros. sound effect). Debuted in 1958 with The Huckleberry Hound Show.

Info

  • First recorded: 1958
  • Creator: Greg Watson
  • Owner: Hanna-Barbera (1958-2001), Sound Ideas (1993-present)
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California
  • Recording location: Hanna-Barbera Productions
  • Year debut: September 30, 1958
  • First heard: The Huckleberry Hound Show (in the intro)
  • Area used: Worldwide

Back in 1958, this sound was first recorded by Greg Watson at Hanna-Barbera Productions in Los Angeles, California and it was made from a siren whistle.

This is one of Hanna-Barbera’s most prolific sound effects and was mainly used for whenever someone would throw a bowling ball or a lasso, or even a rabbit during a magic show. It made its debut on September 30, 1958 with The Huckleberry Hound Show and would be used in most of their cartoons, before the sound made its way to other studios, mainly Disney and Warner Bros..

This is one of the most commonly used zip whistle sound effects in media and more than 500 TV shows, films, video games, anime, and others make use of this sound, and there's a 99% chance you've possibly heard this sound before. It’s still being used as of today; some recent media, such as the recent Super Mario games and some recent western shows, are very fond of using it. Even the Nostalgia Critic criticized it's use of it, when reviewing A Christmas Story 2 (2012).

It should be noted that there's an equivalent of a Jay Ward sound effect of the same name, which was not featured on Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends Sound Effects Library, and Walter Lantz sound effect heard in the Andy Panda cartoon "Dizzy Kitty" and the Woody Woodpecker cartoon "The Beach Nut" that sounds nearly identical to this. Don't get that confused for this.

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Theme Parks

Disney's Hollywood Studios:

DisneyQuest

  • Cybrolator (Heard once when Genie's wig flies off his head.)

Epcot:

  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros (Theme Parks)

Universal Studios Florida:

Universal Studios Hollywood

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Universal Interactive:

  • SuperTuxKart

Mobile:

Commercials

Australia:

  • Cadbury - Fun Filled Freddo (2008)
  • Clark Rubber - Cool Clarkee (2006)
  • Dodo (2002-2003) (Heard once following ZIP, CARTOON - BIG WHISTLE ZING IN.)
  • Patties Party Pack (2005)
  • Yogo (1995)

France:

  • Junior Scrabble (1999)
  • Kellogg's Kix (1998)

Japan:

  • Nintendo 64 - Mickey's Speedway USA (2001)

New Zealand:

  • FruitWorld (2018, radio)

USA:

Worldwide:

  • Red Bull Commercial: Dalmatian (2007) (Heard once when a mother dalmatian helps her last pup into the bed.)

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Miscellaneous

Logos

  • AAC Kids (Canada) (1999-2003) (Logos)
  • SIP Animation (2002-2009) (Logos)
  • TiVo (2003-2006) (Logos) (Heard once in a low volume)

Web Originals

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Bumpers

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Music

  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot (1985) (Heard once halfway throughout the song audibly suggesting someone is firing a projectile.)
  • Inevidence - The All New Richie Show (2000)
  • Soreike! Anpanman - Do Re Mi Fa Anpanman (2006) (Heard five times throughout the song.)

Toys

  • Bop It!
  • Zhu Zhu Pets

Live

  • Eat Bulaga (Heard once in "Bawal Judgmental".)

TVB Shows

Anime

NOTE: Anime usually combines this sound, unlike Western animation. For example, not all Toei Animation productions use this sound effect, whether it's combined or not.

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