This sound effect can be found on Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It was originally an MGM effect, used in the Tom and Jerry shorts and various shorts by Tex Avery.


  • First recorded: 1950s
  • Creator: TBA
  • Owner: MGM Cartoon Studio (1950s-1957), Hanna-Barbera (1957-2001), Sound Ideas, (1993-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: 1950s
  • First heard: Any Tom and Jerry cartoon in 1950s
  • Area used: Worldwide

It was originally an MGM sound effect that has been used in various Tom and Jerry shorts and various shorts by Tex Avery, it is unknown when it first debut by any Tom and Jerry or Tex Avery cartoons in the 1950s. but, after the closure of the MGM cartoon studio in 1957, Hanna and Barbera took the sound effect and used it for their animated shows. It would later make its way to other studios since like Walt Disney Television Animation, Nickelodeon and many others.

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  • CEC Theatres (Heard when the star on the logo gets chased by a boulder from Raiders of the Lost Ark.)

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  • Boomerang Promo: Yogi Bear
  • Fox Family Fun (Heard after the title card formed said "Love your pets".)

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