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This sound effect can be found on Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It should not be confused with the Anime Zip Sound. 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: United States
  • 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 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 Warner Bros and even Disney.

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. Because of its widespread use, the sound has even earned itself its own TVTropes page called Bowling Ball Whistle. 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).

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Used In

TV Shows

NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every animated TV show just because it may include other cartoon sound effects. For example, not all TV shows from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, or even any of the Disney channels use this sound effect.

TV Specials

Videos

Movies

NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every animated movie just because there may be other cartoon sound effects in it. For example, certain companies, such as Pixar, do not use this sound effect for their movies.

Direct-to-Video Movies

NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every animated direct-to-video movie just because there may be other cartoon sound effects in it. For example, not all Scooby-Doo movies use this sound effect.

Shorts

Theme Parks

Epcot:

Disney's Hollywood Studios:

Universal Studios Florida:

Video Games

NOTE: Don't expect this sound in every game that involve cartoon-like environments or characters. For example, not all Mario games use this sound effect.

Arcade:

Universal Interactive

iOS

PC:

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PlayStation Portable:

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DSi:

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Wii U:

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Commercials

Australia:

  • Cadbury - Freddo's Magical Kingdom (2008)
  • Clark Rubber - Cool Clarkee (2006)
  • Dodo (2002-2003) (Heard once following Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - BIG WHISTLE ZING IN)
  • Patties Party Pack (2005)

France:

Japan:

New Zealand:

USA:

Worldwide:

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

Promos

Trailers

TV Spots

DVD Menus

DVD Extras

Blu-ray Extras

Other Media

Miscellaneous

Logos

Web Originals

YouTube Videos

Music

Toys

Anime

NOTE: Don't expect this sound in every anime. Anime doesn't use this sound nearly as often as Western animation does. For example, not all Toei Animation productions use this sound effect.

Image Gallery

See Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - BIG WHISTLE ZING OUT/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - BIG WHISTLE ZING OUT
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