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This is a Disney sound effect that has not yet been released on any current commercial or professional sound effects libraries.


  • First recorded: 1936
  • Creator: TBA
  • Owner: RKO Radio Pictures (1936-1941), The Walt Disney Company (1941-Mid 1980s)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: November 20, 1936
  • First heard: Winterset (an RKO Radio Pictures film)
  • Area used: Worldwide

The sound effect originates from RKO Radio Pictures's sound library and debuted in the crime film, Winterset on November 20, 1936. It was soon picked up (and heavily used) by Walt Disney Productions starting around 1941 up to the mid-1980s. Filmation's shows in the 1970s and early 1980s often used it as their main thunder effect, as well. It uses some elements of Sound Ideas, THUNDER - THUNDER CLAP AND RUMBLE, WEATHER 01 (H-B) (also an RKO/Disney sound effect) from the Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas.

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect[]

Similar Variations[]

  • Frankenstein Castle Thunder
  • SoundDogs, Rain Thunders, Thunders - Thunder Cracks, Medium With Short Playoff.
  • Sound Ideas, Weather - Rolling thunder 01
  • Sound Ideas, Weather - Thunderclap . . . 2 times

Used In[]

TV Shows[]

  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • Archie's Funhouse
  • Bobby's World (Heard once in "Bobby, the Musical.")
  • The Fabulous Funnies
  • The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • Fraidy Cat
  • Garfield and Friends
  • Gilligan's Island
  • Goof Troop (Heard once in "Midnight Movie Madness.")
  • The Groovie Goolies Show
  • The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle
  • The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (Heard once in "A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle.")
  • The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show
  • The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series) (Heard once in "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.")
  • Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down

TV Specials[]

  • Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies (1972)
  • Fat Albert's Easter Special (1982)
  • It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown
  • Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)
  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)



  • Ben and Me (1953)
  • Disney Cartoons (Shorts)
  • Escalation (1968) (Used as the explosions)
  • Frankenweenie (1984) (Short)
  • The Little House (1952) (Played through the storm scene.)
  • Noah's Ark (1959)
  • Vincent (1982)
  • Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968) (Played four times. First, right at the very beginning of the rain storm, Second, during the end of the song "Heffalumps and Woozles", Third, right when Pooh wakes up from his dream, Last, when the viewers see the Hundred Acre Wood raining on Page 71 of the book.)

Video Games[]



Theme Parks[]

  • Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour (Tokyo Disneyland)
  • Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha E Komo Mai! (Tokyo Disneyland)
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • Knott's Bear-y Tales (Thunder Cave Segments)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland)
  • Universe of Energy (Original 1982 Version)

Other Media[]

  • Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House (1964) (Others Media)
  • Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House (1979) (Other Media)

YouTube Videos[]

  • Beanie Babies 3 (2015)
  • The Best Pals Hand Movie (2018)
  • The Best Pals Hand Show
  • The Best Pals Hand Time Halloween Special (2014)
  • Best Pals Hand Toons
  • Dr. Seuss' Crash Bandicoot™ The Movie: The Thievius Raccoonus (Heard in the storm sequence.)
  • Webkinz 2: Ghostly Host (2015)
  • Webkinz 3: Furrier Moment (2019)
  • Webkinz (TV Series)

Image Gallery[]

See Disney Castle Thunder/Image Gallery

Audio Samples[]