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Template:SFXInfoThis sound effect can be found on Signature Series - Peter Michael Sullivan, which was made by The Hollywood Edge. It is often referred by movie and television fans as the "Dolby Digital Thunderclap", due to its appearance at the beginning of a 1995 Dolby Digital sound system logo.


  • First recorded: 1980s
  • Creator: Peter Michael Sullivan
  • Owner: The Hollywood Edge (1993-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: December 1, 1988
  • First heard: Possibly The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • Area used: Worldwide

Sound Effect Description[]

Lightning 08; Close Ground Strike From 50 with Long Decay, Thunder.

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


Similar Variations[]

  • Pro Sound Effects, Thunder Clap, Big Crackly Explosion, Rolling Tail (included)
  • Pro Sound Effects, Thunder, Deep, Rumbly Blast, Explosive Flash, Strike (included)
  • Pro Sound Effects, Thunder, Scary Strike, Rumbly Blast, Biggest in Library (basically the same)

Used In[]

TV Shows[]

  • Adventure Time (Heard once in "The Visitor".)
  • Aladdin: The Series
  • Allegra's Window (Heard once in "Fun House".)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks (2015 TV Series)
  • The Angry Beavers
  • Animaniacs (2020)
  • Arthur
  • The Batman (2004 TV Series)
  • Bear in the Big Blue House (Heard 6 times in "Let It Go".)
  • Big Bad Beetleborgs
  • Big City Greens
  • The Big Knights
  • Bunsen Is A Beast!
  • Caillou
  • CatDog (Heard once in "The War of the CatDog".)
  • Clarence
  • Craig of the Creek
  • DC Super Hero Girls (TV Series)
  • Dexter's Laboratory (Heard in "A Third Dad Cartoon" and "That Magic Moment".)
  • Dragon Tales (Heard in "Stormy Weather" and "Under the Weather".)
  • DuckTales (2017 TV Series)
  • Elmo's World (Heard briefly in "Weather".)
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Family Guy
  • Fancy Nancy (Heard once in "Nancy Braves the Storm".)
  • The Flash (2014 TV Series)
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (Heard in “Bloooo”, “Nightmare On Wilson Way” and “Bloo Tube”.)
  • Franklin and Friends (Heard once in "Franklin Sees a Storm".)
  • George of the Jungle (2007 TV Series)
  • Geronimo Stilton
  • GirlStuff/BoyStuff (Heard once in "Games Peeps Play" and "Foreign Bodies".)
  • Green Eggs and Ham (Heard in "Rain.")
  • H20: Mermaid Adventures
  • Harvey Beaks
  • Harvey Girls Forever!
  • Hey Arnold!
  • iCarly
  • Infinity Train (Heard once in "The Grid Car" and "The Past Car.")
  • Inspector Gadget (2015 TV Series)
  • Jay Jay the Jet Plane (Heard in "Jay Jay and the Magic Books".)
  • Jellystone! (Heard once in "Grocery Store" and "El Kabong's Kabong is Gone".)
  • Johnny Bravo (Heard once in "That's Entertainment".)
  • Johnny Test (Heard once in "Johnny Trick or Treat".)
  • Kappa Mikey (Heard once in "Mikey Impossible" and "Saving Face".)
  • Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (Heard once in "Obsession for Kick", "Drop Kick Show Title" and "Switching Gears".)
  • Kid Cosmic
  • King of the Hill
  • Lalaloopsy
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Lethal Weapon
  • The Looney Tunes Show (Heard once in "Fish and Visitors".)
  • The Loud House (Heard once in "Roughin' It".)
  • Martha Speaks
  • Mickey Mouse (Heard once in "Ghoul Friend".)
  • Miss BG (Heard once in "Party Contest".)
  • Monster Buster Club
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Mysteries at the Castle
  • Nash Bridges
  • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
  • Oswald (Heard once in "The Camping Trip".)
  • Out of Jimmy's Head (Heard once in "Ghosts".)
  • PAW Patrol (Heard once in "Pups Save a Friend".)
  • Pink Panther and Pals (Heard once briefly in "A Pink and Stormy Night".)
  • Primal (2019 TV Series)
  • Raven's Home (Heard in "Sleevemore Part Three: Future".)
  • Riverdale
  • Rocko's Modern Life (Heard once in "Pipe Dream" and "Rocko's Modern Christmas".)
  • The Ruff Ruffman Show
  • Sabrina: The Animated Series
  • Scooby-Doo!: Mystery Incorporated
  • Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!
  • Smallville (Heard once in "Exodus"; a few times in "Freak".)
  • Socks (Heard often in "Noises in the Night".)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars
  • Steven Universe (Heard twice in "Future Vision.")
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
  • Teen Titans
  • Teen Titans Go! (Heard once in "The Real Orangins".)
  • The Tom and Jerry Show
  • The Walking Dead
  • Ultimate Spider-Man
  • VeggieTales
  • Victor and Valentino (Heard twice in "Folk Art Foes"; once in "Dead Ringer", "The Boy Who Cried Lechuza", and "It Grows".)
  • Wacky Races (2017 TV Series)
  • We Bare Bears
  • What-a-Mess (Heard once in "Trick or Treat".)
  • The Wild Thornberrys (Heard once in "Blood Sisters".)
  • The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse
  • X-Men Evolution



  • DC Super Hero Girls: Super Shorts
  • Dreamworks Dragons: Book of Dragons (2011)
  • Lego Scooby-Doo: Knight Time Terror (2015)
  • Mike's Super Short Show (Heard once in "The Haunted Mansion".)
  • Por Tempo Para Nozes (19/12/2018)


  • Computer Animation Technology (CAT) (1999)
  • DarkLot Entertainment
  • Dolby Digital: City (1995-present?) (Heard at the very beginning.)
  • Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films (1990-1996, 2003, 2020)
  • Icon Productions (1994) (Logos)
  • Intrepid Pictures (2006-2012)
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Films (1997-)
  • Stormfront Films (2000's) (Logos)
  • Storm King Productions Logo
  • THX: Cavalcade (2001-present)
  • Viva Sports (2004)

Video Games[]



PlayStation 2:

PlayStation 3:

  • Jak II
  • Jak 3
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster
  • TimeShift
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (Video Game) (dubbed as "res_u108_cor_palpatine_02_00010")
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011)

PlayStation 4:

  • Jak II
  • Jak 3
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster
  • Soulcalibur VI
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016) (prologue)

PlayStation Vita:

  • Jak II
  • Jak 3


Xbox 360:

  • Naruto: The Broken Bond
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster
  • TimeShift

Xbox One:

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster
  • Soulcalibur VI


Nintendo 64:


  • Resident Evil HD Remaster

Nintendo Switch:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Used in the intro cutscene.)
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster

Theme Parks[]

Universal Parks and Resorts:

  • The Simpsons Ride (Theme Parks) (Heard once in the Pre-Show.)


  • Bear in the Big Blue House: Tidy Time With Bear (2002) (Heard in the Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment logo, Both VHS and DVD)
  • Elmo Says Boo (1997) (Videos)
  • Elmo's World - The Great Outdoors (2003) (Videos)


  • Cartoon Network (2017-)


  • A Thousand Words (2012) (Trailers)
  • The BFG (2016) (Trailers)
  • Casper (1995) (Trailers)
  • Cast Away (2000) (Trailers)
  • Cutthroat Island (1995) (Trailers)
  • Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022) (Trailers)
  • Inspector Gadget 2 (2003) (Trailers)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001) (Trailers)
  • The Kid (2000) (Trailers)
  • Life of Pi (2012) (Trailers)
  • The Lion King (1994) (Trailers)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) (Trailers)
  • Mulan (1998) (Trailers)
  • Muppets Most Wanted (2014) (Trailers)
  • Nobody (2021) (Trailers)
  • The Pirate Fairy (2014) (Trailers)
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) (Trailers)
  • Twister (1996) (Trailers)
  • X-Men (2000) (Trailers)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) (Trailers)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) (Trailers)

TV Spots[]

  • Cast Away (2000) (TV Spots)
  • Hey Arnold: The Movie (2002) (TV Spots)
  • X-Men (2000) (TV Spots)


  • Conair Sound Therapy Sound Machine (Heard in the "Thunderstorm" sound mode.)
  • Disney's Classic Tales: Hercules Featurette (1996)

YouTube Videos[]

  • The Beanie Babies Spooky Halloween (2017)
  • The Best Pals Haunted House (2019)
  • Hoffly1138
  • WhitneyGoLucky
  • Wileyk209zback's 3DMM Videos


  • DokiDoki Pretty Care (English dub only)
  • Love Live! Sunshine!! (Heard once in "The Sound of Rain".)
  • Magical Sempai
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Patlabor: The Movie (Heard briefly when a tank comes.)
  • Pokémon
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Sonic X

Image Gallery[]

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Audio Samples[]