Här är den korrekta storyn om ”grodan” och ljudet
The Annoying Thing is a superb animation. Tell me about the soundtrack.
Thank you! I didn’t reflect
on the fact that I didn’t know who created the sound until I was encouraged to put the animation up on my site. A friend sent it to me as an mp3 file some years ago. When I finished the animation I didn’t know who to credit for the sound, so I put it as a question in the end credits. Because of the huge spread my animation got throughout the internet I started to get piles and piles of emails with all kinds of suggestions on whose voice hid behind this hilarious noise.
A little more than a month after I had put the animation up I got a phone call from a somewhat confused person claiming he recognised the sound in my animation as his own creation. His name was Daniel Malmedahl and he said he had been contacted by a friend of his telling him to check out my website. I was a little uncertain at first but when he gave me the ”proof” of performing the sound live on the phone there was no doubt he was the guy I was looking for. Apparently he was oblivious to the fact that his sound had spread around the internet, even before the Annoying Thing. He told me the he didn’t actually make that sound as a joke at first, but as a serious attempt to imitate the 2-stroke engine of a moped of his. He has a talent and interest in imitating the sound of engines. This was about six years ago, and it wasn’t until a friend of his put the sound on a CD that they used to play at parties he realised the hilarious quality of the noise. From that CD, the sound somehow found its way to the internet and eventually ended up in my mailbox. After having been contacted by Daniel I changed the credits of the animation and on my site. The old version is still around of course and I still get plenty of e-mails from people wanting to help me with clues as to find the creator of the sound. When I get time I do my best to reply and give Daniel Malmedahl the credit he deserves, as sadly none of the tips I get ever include his name!