The Wilhelm scream ("Aaagh!") is a scream sound effect which was introduced in the 1951 western Distant Drums, a non-Disney film. It is often used as an audio in-joke in various works, including many animated films produced by Disney, as well as several Lucasfilm productions prior to Disney's acquisition of the company.
Films and shorts
- Beauty and the Beast (1991) - Heard during the battle between the villagers and the enchanted servants in the Castle shortly after Chip saves Maurice and Belle.
- Aladdin (1992) - Heard when Genie raises the Sultan's palace while being controlled by Jafar.
- Runaway Brain (1995) - During Mickey's video game when Dopey is defeated by the Witch boss.
- A Goofy Movie (1995) - During "On the Open Road" when Goofy drives into a construction site.
- Hercules (1997) - Heard when the Cyclops arrives at Thebes.
- The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000) - Heard by one of the sailors when Morgana's lair emerges from the waves right in front of Eric’s armada.
- Return to Never Land (2002) - Heard once by Captain Hook
- Pirates of the Caribbean - Heard in every film.
- Enchanted (2007) - Heard from a man falling backwards when Narissa transforms into a dragon. (A Goofy holler can be heard at the same time.)
- Bolt (2008) - Heard offscreen on an A-Team episode involving BA Barcus while Rhino is flipping through channels.
- Princess Protection Program (2009)
- Tron: Legacy (2010) - Heard in the End of Line club and the Rectifier.
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) - Heard when Clara and her army are running away from the Mouse King and one of them is dragged into the ground.
- Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) - Heard from a stormtrooper when he gets dragged away by a buggy that transports to BuzzTube.
- Kim Possible (2019) - Heard when Kim throws a henchman over the railings onto Professor Dementor.
- Toy Story (1995) - When Buzz Lightyear gets pushed out the window by a lamp (barely audible); also when RC is flying in the air toward the moving truck and hits Potato Head.
- Cars (2006) - When a car gets zapped by a laser during Lightning McQueen's daydream of being sponsored by Dinoco. (Low pitched.)
- Your Friend the Rat (2007) - When an astronaut gets frightened by a rat during the song "Plan B".
- Lifted (2007) - When Ernie falls off the crater after the credits.
- Up (2009) - When the dogs are falling off a cliff while attempting to chase Carl Fredricksen and Russell with Kevin, a Wilhelm scream can be heard.
- George and A.J. (2009) - When one of the houses burrows down, the Wilhelm scream can be heard.
- Day & Night (2010) - During the movie scene when the cowboy shoots a man off-screen.
- Toy Story 3 (2010) - During the opening scene, while Andy and his toys are watching a "scary movie" during the "You've Got a Friend in Me" sequence, a Wilhelm scream can be heard.
- Cars 2 (2011) - When the cars in the Ye Left Turn Inn beat Grem and Acer up.
- The Legend of Mor'du (2012) - When Mor'du throws down soldiers from a rock, the Wilhelm scream can be heard.
- Monsters University (2013) - When Mike unknowingly runs over a student with the floor waxer.
- The Radiator Springs 500½ (2014) - When the Baja pros fall down a cliff while chasing McQueen.
The Wilhelm scream is played at least once in every Star Wars movie. This covers the movies produced under the Walt Disney Company.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) - Heard during Finn and Poe Dameron's escape from the First Order.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Heard during the duel between Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren. It's hidden, though.
- Good Luck, Charlie It's Christmas! (2011) - Head during the paintball war.
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - Heard when Iron Man blows Ebony Maw out of an opened gap, albeit at low volume.
- Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2010) - Used more than once.
- Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2012) - Used in several episodes, such as "Gossip Boy" and "Pranks for Nothing".
- Wander Over Yonder (2013) - Scream heard once during Lord Hater's army against Emperor Awesome's army in "The Picnic". It is heard again in "The Heebie Jeebies", coming from a bird that was referred to as a Wilhelm warbler.
- Star Wars Rebels (2014) - Screamed during the pilot episode by a Stormtrooper.
- Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2015) - Heard once in every episode.
- Sofia the First (2015) - Heard in the episode "New Genie on the Block" when Sofia runs into people on the police carpet while chasing Kazeem.
- Future-Worm! (2016) - Heard in the episode "Future Danny and the Ghost Pirates of Tau Ceti".
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - when a Scout Trooper crashes into a branch on his speeder bike.
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