Various Artists

The Best of Cartoon & Movie Sound FX

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This K-Tel collection of sound effects is preoccupied with obnoxious noises, be they human in origin (sneezes, farts, burps, and vomiting) or environmental (explosions, car crashes, and animal howls). Unfortunately, many of these tracks are obvious studio re-creations rather than natural sounds, limiting the set's usefulness.

The crying babies are clearly grown men, the "comical head shakes" don't approximate that familiar sound from so many Flintstones cartoons, and the pig squeals are suspiciously human in tone. Best of Cartoon & Movie Sound FX is more effective when using synthesizer whoops and swooshes to suggest alien spaceships landing and battling ("Alien Spaceship Interior" is appropriately eerie) and many of the "Horror F/X" are gruesome enough to work. Authentic audio footage of roller coasters, jet planes, and thunderstorms is included, though hardly exclusive to this collection. With so many different sound effect recordings available, the discriminating noise enthusiast should look elsewhere.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
0:13
2
0:20
3
0:15
4
0:10
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
0:06
12
0:03
13
0:08
14
15
16
17
18
19
0:05
20
21
0:05
22
0:02
23
0:13
24
0:17
25
26
0:14
27
0:32
28
0:23
29
0:43
30
0:34
31
32
33
34
0:06
35
0:04
36
0:06
37
38
39
40
0:08
41
42
0:12
43
1:35
44
1:02
45
1:03
46
0:27
47
0:20
48
1:31
49
50
0:12
51
0:16
52
53
54
1:46
55
56
1:24
57
0:23
58
0:33
59
0:28
60
61
1:07
62
1:08
63
2:00
64
2:12
65
1:13
66
1:20
67
1:00
68
1:31
69
1:48
70
0:44
71
0:36
72
1:39
73
0:38
74
0:42
75
0:21
76
77
78
0:55
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
0:26
88
89
0:30
90
0:09
91
92
93
94
3:01
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