An excellent telling of the long history of cartoon sound effects up to and including the modern day. — Douglas
Cartoon sound effects are some of the most iconic sounds ever made and are instantly recognizable. From the sound of a prolonged high-pitched whistle illustrating Wile E. Coyote falling off of a cliff to the unmistakable BOING of a jump, these sound effects had to start somewhere. The podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz takes a dive into the origins of these classic sounds that have been so iconic, you still hear them in cartoons today.