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This sound effect can be found on The Edge Edition Volume 1, which was made by The Hollywood Edge.


  • First Recorded: Between late 1980s and early 1990
  • Creator: N/A
  • Owner: The Hollywood Edge (1990-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: November 16, 1991
  • First heard: Disney's Beauty and the Beast 1991
  • Area used: Worldwide


The origins of this whistle, claimed to be a "Sky Rocket", are unknown, but the sound debuted in The Prince and the Pauper (1990). It is the most common falling sound in most media these days; it's occasionally used to accent fireworks launching. This very shrill, long whistle is also known as the Cartoon Network Cartoon Fall Sound as heard in the "Powerhouse" era bumpers.

This whistle is most often used by Hacienda Post and Jeff Hutchins. It is usually not used in most Advantage Audio projects, except for those with sound design by Jesse Aruda, Roy Braverman or Rich Danhakl, but it was also used in an episode of New Looney Tunes (Robert Duran?) and Super Mario World (TV series) (Paca Thomas).

Similar variations, Sound Ideas, FIREWORKS - SMALL FIREWORK LAUNCHED, WHISTLE 01 and Sound Ideas, FIREWORKS - SMALL FIREWORK LAUNCHED, WHISTLE 02, can both be found on the Series 6000 Extension I Sound Effects Library.

Sound Effect Description[]

Sky Rocket, Loud High Descending Whistle.

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

Used In[]

TV Shows[]


Direct-to-Video Movies[]

TV Specials[]

  • The Flintstones: On The Rocks (2001) (a very long form is heard as the Flintstones' car goes off a cliff and as the diamond falls down before getting caught by the hand of a cop.)
  • Friendly Monsters: A Monster Easter (1994)
  • Friendly Monsters: A Monster Holiday (1994)
  • Merry Madagascar (2009) (Heard as the title characters fall in Santa's sleigh after the Penguins run out of magic)
  • NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show (2017) (flaming paper ball sound)
  • 2000 Kids' Choice Awards (heard often while revealing the nominee's name.)
  • The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic (1994) (heard only once near the very end while accompanied with the words "what it is.")


  • A Close Shave (1995) (Short) (as the sheep fall down onto Wallace.)
  • Cock-A-Doodle Duel (2004 Short) (as Foghorn Leghorn flies into a barn.)
  • The Modifyers (2010) (as the rat with the eye falls down before parachuting.)
  • The Prince and the Pauper (1990) (debut)
  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Heard once in "Cock-a-Doodle Duel".)
  • Your Friend the Rat (2007) (Shorts)


  • Lizzie McGuire: Timmy Turner's First Day of HillRidge Junior High (2001) (Videos) (A very long form is used once as Lizzie, Timmy, Bubbles, Buttercup, Blossom, Cosmo and Wanda looks up at the fireworks.)
  • Sing a Song with Pooh Bear and Piglet Too (1999) (heard once during "Try a Little Something New" as we see Tigger falling and spinning, cutting to Pooh watching Tigger falling to the ground)
  • VeggieTales (Heard in mostly early episodes such as "Josh and the Big Wall!".)

DVD Extras[]

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Platinum Edition DVD (2001) (Heard twice in "Dopey's Wild Mine Ride", as the minecart falls down before hitting the brakes and onto Dopey's pillow.)


  • Cartoon Network: Cartoon Crisis Center - Ledge (1997)
  • Eggo's Waffles Cereal: Falling Bowl (200?) (Mixed with Sound Ideas, AIRPLANE, PROP - LONG DIVE 02 as the bowl persists to fall on the company mascot)
  • Friskies: Dental Diet (1998)
  • Fruit Loops Commercials
  • Hostess Cupcakes: Dragon (2004)
  • NAB (2010)
  • Subway (1996) (Heard in a high pitch in the beginning as a hamburger falls down to the mouth of a person.)

Video Games[]

Theme Parks[]

Universal Parks and Resorts:

  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (Theme Parks)


  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) (Trailers)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991) (Trailers) (Heard during "Human Again", as Wardrobe dives onto the castle fountain in the 2002 special edition only.)
  • Chicken Run (2000) (Trailers)
  • Good Burger (1997) (Trailers) (Heard once when a giant plastic burger on top of the demolished Mondo Burger falls down onto Mr. Wheat's car before he yells "WHY?!")
  • The Rugrats Movie (1998) (Trailers)
  • Tarzan (1999) (Trailers)
  • Shrek the Third (2007) (Trailers) (as the roast turkey falls down onto the table.)
  • Unaccompanied Minors (2006) (Trailers)
  • Pop Tag (2010) (Video Game Trailers)

TV Spots[]

  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) (TV Spots)
  • Chicken Run (2000) (TV Spots) (as one of the chickens fall down to black.)
  • Flushed Away (2006) (TV Spots) (as the enemies fall)
  • Holes (2003) (TV Spots) (as the shoes fall down.)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) (TV Sports) (as Scrat falls off a ledge)
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) (TV Spots) (Heard as Scrat dives into the ocean, only to be eaten by a shark.)


  • ESPN Monday Night Football (2008 edition)


  • Cartoon Network: The Powerhouse Era (1998-2004) (Heard whenever "NEXT", the CN logo or any object falls.)
  • Cartoon Network Acme Hour bumpers (Heard, I BigIdeas70258 think, in the anvil one and maybe "Pots and pans!".)
  • Kids WB! (At least in one bumper as the station's logo flies into a wall.)


  • Virgin Play (2005-2007) (Logos) (Heard once in a higher pitch.)

YouTube Videos[]

  • Annoying Orange
  • Grossery Gang WAVE 2, Series 3, 12-Packs Unboxing, Putrid Power, Surprises, Blind Bags, Trash Packs by Lily & Gia's Toy Reviews and Gaming (Heard in varying pitches.)
  • Kimmyfinster2476pro's Angry German Kid Show (Heard once in "AGK's Fireworks Run".)
  • WhitneyGoLucky (Used when the Harvey Girls Forever! characters falling.)

Bobby King Shows[]

  • The Expect Smart Actually (Heard once in "Party Flop Music", "Potholes In My Lawn" and "Toads and Tiaras vs Jerky Jasper".)

Web Originals[]

  • RWBY Chibi (Heard once in "Roman's Revenge" as Roman Torchwick falls from the sky.)


  • Azumanga Daioh (Heard in Episode 5.)
  • Lucky Star
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Heard once in "Endless Eight Part 1".)
  • The Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (Heard in "The Summer Girl Beside the Lake".)
  • Naruto (Heard in one episode as a bird poops on an unsuspecting character, like a bomber plane dropping bombs.)
  • One Piece

Image Gallery[]

Hollywoodedge, Sky Rocket Loud High TE021701/Image Gallery

Audio Samples[]

File:Hollywoodedge, Sky Rocket Loud High TE021701.ogg