Hollywood edge

Cat Two Angry YowlsD PE022601 Sound Libraries: Hollywood edge Run Time: 0:23 Keywords: Animals, Cat, Fight, Cats, Two, Angry, Yowls, During, Close, Perspective Sound categories: Animals Cats

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


  • First recorded: Mid-1980s
  • Creator: Alan Howarth
  • Owner: The Walt Disney Company (1987-1989), The Hollywood Edge (1989-present)
  • Year debut: September 28, 1987
  • First heard: Magica's Shadow War (a DuckTales episode)
  • Area used: Worldwide (rarely used in Japan)

Sound Effect Description

Cats, Two; Angry Yowls During Cat Fight, Close Perspective. More like screaming than yowling, to be specific. First recorded in the mid-1980's, created by Alan Howarth (thought to be a vocal effect done by Frank Welker since he does cartoon animal noises at the time), but it didn't get it's public debut until in Disney's DuckTales episode, Magica's Shadow War on September 28, 1987, then it later appeared in other Disney cartoon shows like Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers. In 1989, The Hollywood Edge acquired the sound to its library of sound effects and later appeared on other cartoon shows like WB/Amblin's Tiny Toon Adventures (1990-1992) and FOX's The Simpsons (1989-today), and as well as live action shows like NBC's Wings (1990-1997). Then appeared in movies such as National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), and more. Since then, the worldwide popularity of the sound effect continues to appear in other TV shows, other films, and also began to appear in other medias like theme park attractions, video games, commercials, and others. The sound effect can be heard in several updated editions of several movies made prior to 1987 such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail. There are other variations of this sound effect called "Hollywoodedge, Cats Fighting Loud Sc PE917007" from The Premiere Edition Volume 9, which is the exact same sound, and "Sound Ideas, ANIMAL CAT - SEVERAL GROWLS, SPITS, INHALES, HISSES & SWIPES, FIGHT SCREECHES" from the Wild World of Animals Sound Effects Library, which is a low pitched version of the exact same sound. There's a 99% chance that you have heard this sound before.

It is possible this sound was recorded the same time these sounds, Hollywoodedge, Cats Two Meowing Clos PE022401, and TWO CATS SCREECHING AND MOANING (the earliest use of a portion of was heard in Vincent (1982), were being recorded too. Maybe it's the distorted sound from the yowling.

Here's how the sound effect goes.

The first part of it is the cats quietly meowing and angrily moaning. Then it is followed four loud howls and screams. After that there is more quite moaning. Then there are two more yowls. The six yowls seem to be the most used and the most popular, especially 3rd and 4th ones.

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

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Similar Variations

Used In

Since its international popularity, the Hollywoodedge, Cats Two Angry YowlsD PE022601 effect is used in all medias worldwide (except mostly Japanese medias, despite some of them contains that sound as well) from 1987 to present.

TV Shows


  • Adventures in Odyssey (Heard once in "Electric Christmas.")
  • Disney's Sing Along Songs (Heard once in "Happy Haunting - Party at Disneyland" and "Flik's Musical Adventure At Disney's Animal Kingdom.")
  • Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories
  • Wee-Sing





  • QBE Insurance - 100% Commitment (2015)
  • QBE Insurance - Home Insurance (2015)

New Zealand:

  • AMI Insurance - Lipstick (2016)
  • Lift - Hypnotic (1990's) (Heard in a high pitch.)
  • Starburst (2002)




Video Games

  • Conker's Bad Fur Day/Live and Reloaded (Nintendo 64 and Xbox)
  • Banjo Kazooie (Nintendo 64 and Xbox Arcade)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (PC, Xbox One & PS4) Heard in a Low Pitch


  • Sonic the Hedgehog series
  • Crash Bandicoot series
  • WarioWare series
  • Spyro series
  • Grand Theft Auto series
  • Minecraft series

Sony PlayStation:


  • Midtown Madness 3

Xbox 360:

Xbox One:

Game Boy Advance:



  • The Simpsons Game (Video Game)

Gameboy Advance:

Policy Trailers




TV Spots

Other Media

  • Gemmy: Fraidy Cat
  • Matchbox: Stinky The Garbage Truck
  • Staples Center: Los Angeles Kings (Heard once in one of Eric Cartman's appearances)

Theme Parks

TV Specials

YouTube Videos


Anime doesn't use this sound effect very often.

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Audio Samples

Hollywoodedge, Cats Two Angry YowlsD PE022601

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