There's also a highly processed one Disney did that sounds like a whistle.

This sound effect can be found on Warner Bros. Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. Essentialy, this is a highly processed version of the original sound which sounds more of a howl than a scream. This sound either comes from the engine straining in a dive or its "siren", ala the Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber. There's also a highly processed one Disney did that sounds like a whistle.

Used In

TV Shows

  • Clarence (Heard once in "Water Play.")
  • The Spacebots
  • Spongebob Squarepants (such as Plankton flying toward a wall in "The Alge's Always Greener")
  • The Fairly Oddparents (such as when "dodgerock" happens)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (a slightly modifed version is used for the descents and dives of Y-Wings. Heard once in "Nomad Droids" and 3 times (twice in a much higher pitch) in "Landing at Port Rain".) The Landspeeder version is used for, of course, landspeeders.
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003-2005) (a slightly higher pitched version is used as a gunship goes down in "Chapter 3", and as Mace Windu's Jedi Fighter begins to dive after he crashes into droid fighters in "Chapter 3". The Landspeeder version is used for the Geonocian spacecraft often.)
  • Tom and Jerry Tales (in a lower, deeper processed pitch, in "Bats What I Like About The South")
  • Arthur (The Landspeeder variant is heard in a dream segment, in reverse, as Francine flys away on futuristic vehicle, much to Arthur's dismay)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (used on some occasions as TIE Fighters fly by)
  • Regular Show (heard once in "A Regular Show Epic Battle Part 2" as a ship goes down)
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (at least once as a mean whale is launched)

TV Specials


  • Flying Tigers (1942) (often same version heard in "Falling Hare", whenever an airplane dives)
  • Battle of Britan (196?) (Heard as an airplane is about to crash, though not in a dive)
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (processed in a really high pitch for Jedi Starfighters)
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (heard on occasion, usually processed)
  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (used for Landspeeders--often in +12 pitch-- and TIE Fighters)
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (heard in a lower pitch for a moment, as Luke's snowspeeder begins to go down. This sound, close to the original pitch, may be used for the snowspeeder engines, come to think of it)
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (heard closer to its original pitch twice, as Luke gears up behind a speeder bike, and as a fighter screams preceeding "TOO LATE!)
  • Pearl Harbor (2001) (on a few occasions as planes go down, dive or are about to crash)
  • Minority Report (once, very processed pitches, as a car escapes the factory)
  • A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (in very processed pitches, used for the motorcycles)
  • Hart's War (once, briefly as a plane breaks dive into the prison camp)
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) (elongated)
  • The Sky Crawlers (many variants!)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (once, in a slightly higher pitch)
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) (elongated)
  • Wings (1927/2012 re-issue) (in its original format, sounding low in quality. A deeper pitched version is heard as the Gothka dives and crashes.)
  • Red Tails (2012) (heard in its original form usually as bombers go down, also used for the German planes in various pitches, including the Jedi Starfighter variant)
  • Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War (2012)
  • Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen (1995) (heard as any biplane dives, in its original pitch with a cleaner sound, used once in the standard processed pitch)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) (once, in a slightly higher pitch, as the enemy forces dive quickly)
  • Toy Story (1995) (a slightly higher pitch, as Buzz is about to leap from the toy plane he clings onto)


  • DC Super Hero Girls (Shorts)
  • Disney Fairies (Shorts)
  • Dreamworks Dragons: Book of Dragons (once, in a slightly higher pitch. Heard along with the HB/Universal Stuka dive/siren, of which only the engine roar is best audible)
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons (Shorts) (often in its original, unprocessed pitch)
  • Some WWII documentary in the 40s (once, as a Japanese fighter spins down into the ocean, not much of a dive. Heard in a lower, deep processed pitch) on the war channel on Filmon
  • Canadian Disney WWII short of The Three Little Pigs (1942?) (used in promo following the short as a Nazi plane spins into one of their bombers)


Video Games


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Youtube Videos


Image Gallery

Audio Samples

Prop Plane Power Dive, Two Screams

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