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The Castle Thunder is a sound effect that consists the sound of a loud thunderclap during a thunderstorm. It was originally recorded for the 1931 Universal film, Frankenstein, and has since been featured in a dozen films, television programs, and commercials, including many animated films produced by Disney. Use of the effect in subsequent years has declined because the quality of the original analog recording does not sufficiently hold up in modern sound mixes.

Films and Shorts





  • The Haunted Mansion (Disneyland) - Heard right when the Ghost Host says, "Of course, there's always my way," and then during the panting hall tour.
  • Timon and Pumbaa's Virtual Safari - Heard during the following:
    • 1.0 - After a big clap of thunder crashes before Timon jumps out of the boat.
    • 1.5 - During the Haunted Mansion tour