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This is the sound of an inertia starter from the Warner Bros. Sound Effects Library, known best for being the sound of Taz spinning.


  • First Recorded: 1935
  • Creator: Treg Brown
  • Owner: Warner Bros. (1936-1992), Sound Ideas (1992-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year Debut: March 9, 1936
  • First Heard: The Fire Alarm (a Looney Tunes short)
  • Area served: TBA

The sound was first used in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons since the 1930's, and were used as its trademark for anything spinning or for a machine running. The sound was also used in some of WB's live-action movies. It was later used as Taz's trademark tornado sound since "Bedeviled Rabbit" in 1957. Some studios would later use the sound in their animated and live-action projects like DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, Chuck Jones Enterprises, Walt Disney Television Animation, and many more.

Although the sound isn't available on any sound effects library, it's been used in modern animation in some occasions. A sped up portion of it, Hollywoodedge, Short Rapid Electri CRT035802, can be found on Cartoon Trax Volume 1. The whole version can be heard mixed with Sound Ideas, MOTOR, CARTOON - SPACEY MOTOR: START UP, RUN 02 on the Warner Bros. Sound Effects Library. DigiPost.TV and sometimes Disney tend to use it in some of their projects to this day.

Used In[]

TV Shows[]

TV Specials[]

  • Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (1979)
  • The Magical Mystery Trip Through Little Red's Head (1974)
  • Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980)
  • Sonic Christmas Blast (Sonic Spin)


Home Videos[]


  • 90 Day Wondering
  • Adventures of the Road-Runner (1962)
  • DePatie-Freleng Cartoons
  • Look Before You Beep (Shorts)
  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies
  • Misterjaw Cartoons
  • Superior Duck (1996) (Short)
  • Tom and Jerry (Heard once in "Puss 'n' Boats" and "Surf Board Cat" in reverse.)

Video Games[]

Music Videos[]

  • Touch and Go - Would You...?



  • Walkers Crisps - Looney Tunes Commercial (1999)


  • Crunch Toons (2003)
  • Geico - Tazmania Devil (2014)
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken Mega Meal (1994)
  • Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Ad - Looney Tunes (2000)
  • Tornado Taz Toy Commercial (1993)
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie VHS and DVD Commercial (2003)


  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) (Trailers)

TV Spots[]

  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) (TV Spots)

Home Video Previews[]

  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie VHS & DVD Trailer (2003) (Home Video Previews)

Theme Parks[]

Disney's California Adventure:

  • Lizzie McGuire's Coolest Fashionable Ride


  • Datasat Digital Entertainment


  • Animaniacs Promos
  • Fox Kids Network: "It's on Fox" Promo (1992)
  • Disney Channel/Zoog Disney: Lizzie McGuire: I Love Lizzie Marathon (2001) (Heard in Timmy Tuner On "Best Friend".)
  • Toon Disney: The Lizzie McGuire Movie (December 2005)

YouTube Videos[]

  • Best Pals Hand Toons
  • Mortal Kombat - Bloopers
  • The Nostalgia Critic (Heard once in "Scooby Doo 2".)
  • Pencilmation
  • Super Mario Bloopers 2
  • Webkinz (Low Volume; Heard once in "The Clyde Slide")
  • WhitneyGoLucky

Image Gallery[]

Taz Spin/Image Gallery

Audio Samples[]

File:Taz Spin.ogg