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The digestive system can sometimes be a noisy thing, from the stomach growling when you're hungry to the various noises food and/or gas make as they're being processed and passing through. In media, these sounds are often used to make very clear what's going on with a character. If they're really needing to eat, or are known for having a huge appetite, their hunger can be indicated by loud stomach growling. In comics and animation, this is often accompanied by the belly visibly rippling or shaking. Sometimes this growling is loud enough that other characters can hear it, which can cause embarrassment; it can also lead to the character changing their plans on the fly to get something to eat. It can also ruin someone's attempt to hide from someone else.

Rumbling and/or gurgling can mean that the character is having some indigestion or is a Gasshole. At worst, deep basso gurgling means major trouble is brewing, which often leads to a Potty Emergency or even Potty Failure in severe cases.

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Not to be confused with Guttural Growler.


Examples:

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    Advertising 
  • A commercial for the Burger King BBQ Bacon Tendercrisp has the stomachs of a few construction workers growl loudly, prompting them to yell "Shut up!" at their stomachs.
  • This happens to a teenage boy on a 1999 commercial for Tombstone Pizza. His stomach growls while he’s hiding in his girlfriend’s closet from her father, and the growl caused him to get caught.
  • This happened to a little girl in a 1995 McDonald's commercial advertising the Mcdonald's playplace.
    Ronald: Ah, the great outdoors. Bees buzzing... tummies rumbling... Grimace, Birdie, Liz: Tummies Rumbling?!
  • In a 2005 commercial advertising the Chicken Selects, it shows a montage of a guy who's stomach growls very loudly in the most inconvenient situations. His narrative claims that since he tried the Selects for the first time, his stomach demanded them.
  • A restaurant called Bojangles has a series of commercials featuring this trope, in which important events are interrupted by a growling stomach and the character's pronouncement that 'It's Bo-Time!'
  • An old commercial for Chef Boyardee Ravioli has a boy's stomach growling louder and louder as he rides his bike home from school.
  • There's a 1997 commercial for Austin Crackers which features a boy who's stomach is growling like crazy. The growls are indicated by a lion inside of him.
  • In a late 90's Slim Jim commercial, a girl takes a bite out of a Slim Jim, but the Slim Jim Man is not pleased with what else she has eaten and starts throwing stuff around. From the outside, the ruckus causes the girl's stomach to grumble.
  • There is a commercial for KFC where a dog gets confused by the growls from his owner's stomach and he responds by growling and barking back at it.
  • There's several Lunchables commercials where a kid's stomach rumbles loudly and violently enough to have an earthquake-like effect on the kid's surroundings.
  • A commercial for Esurance has a man buying and eating gas station sushi. He gets to work and starts using his computer, as his stomach lets out an unpleasant moan.
  • There's a commercial with Timer The Cheese Guy where he talks about this trope in a PSA that advises people not to skip breakfast in the mornings.
  • In a Target commercial for Kashi Bars, a woman's stomach growls, causing her dog to growl and bark back at it.
  • The Jack Link's Hangry Moments commercials have a person's stomach growling, then a wild animal pops out of their chest.
  • This happens in a 2015 commercial for Xifaxan to a sentient pair of intestines due to a Potty Emergency.
  • A commercial for Nature Box, a woman is sitting at her desk when her stomach growls loudly. Suddenly "Hungry You" is across the desk.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Played for Drama in the film Arashi no Yoru ni where Gabu the wolf desperately fights his hunger when his best friend Mei the goat offers himself as a meal to Gabu.
  • Happens in Bleach to Orihime a few times after she denied being hungry when Kukaku Shiba served Ichigo's group dinner in "Assemble The 13 Divisions".
  • In episode 11 of Brave Police J-Decker, a hungry Shadowmaru's fuel tank growls in front of Azuki, prompting him to get flustered.
  • Happens in Brave10 when Saizo meets Isanami and she offers to buy him food, despite his reluctance to get involved.
  • Digimon:
    • During the episode “The Birth of Greymon”, Izzy’s stomach growls while he’s trying to figure out how the Digivice works.
  • Yolei's stomach growls in the episode "Digimon World Tour Part 3".
    Yolei: [after her stomach growls] We don't need a translator to explain that.
    Sora: We may not understand each other, but growling tummies are universal.
  • Ai's stomach growls two times in Dragon Crisis! in episode 6. Since she's a werewolf, her stomach growls are enough to frighten people.
  • This happens to Edward due to hunger in the episode "Be Thou for The People" of Fullmetal Alchemist.
  • In episode 45 of Fushigi Yuugi, Miaka and Tamahome are about to have sex before the Final Battle (in spite of Miaka's Virgin Power, just in case Tamahome dies). Just before they go all the way, Miaka's stomach grumbles, which creates a lot of awkwardness. (Miaka is embarrassed, and Tamahome loses his mojo.)
  • In the pilot of GUN×SWORD, Van's growling stomach is the only warning that he's about to collapse from hunger. Happens to other characters later in the series, too, As Wendy in episode 4.
  • Hamtaro
    • In the episode, "Stan and Sandy Make Up", while the Ham-Hams are making a big birthday cake for Stan and Sandy, Boss’ stomach growls in the process. After they finish, Hamtaro and Bijou admire the cake, and both their stomachs growl at the exact same time.
    • In another episode this happens to Nin-Ham. He was hungry after his long journey.
  • In Jewelpet Happiness, Nene Konoe' stomach growls in episode 1. Ruruka thinks it's actually Chiari, but Nene confesses it's her while blushing from embarrassment.
  • In the episode "Island of the Lost Warrior" from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Kirby gets stranded on a desert island with Tiff, Tuff, Fololo, and Falala. While Tiff tries to think of a way to get off the island, her stomach growls, and they forage for food.
  • Happens frequently in Gourmet Girl Graffiti, as it is a series about eating. A more exaggerated example is in episode 12, when Ryou's stomach in during her graduation ceremony growls so loud that even her cousin Kirin, sitting way in the back in the family members section, heard it.
  • In Daily Life with Monster Girl, near the end of the episode OVA (13) all the monster girls' stomach growled at the same time, resulting in one hella loud growl.
  • Occurs as a Running Gag in My Monster Secret, where Youko's attempts to be a "cool beauty" are often undermined by her stomach growling. It's even been used to find her in at least one chapter where she was trying to hide from someone.
  • An unconventional example appears in chapter 77 of Seitokai Yakuindomo. In the middle of a Student Council meeting about cafeteria menus, Aria gave out one that others initially thought was due to the topic of discussion. It turned out it was due to Potty Emergency—she administered herself an enema for the sake of masturbation.

    Audio Plays 
  • There's a segment in the 2X-L program, "Monsters, Myths & Dinosaurs", where 2X-L takes the listener to interview with a caveman. Towards the end of the interview, the caveman mentions his stomach growling for food.
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    Comic Books 
  • This happens in one of the Bone comics in an issue of Disney Adventures. In this instance, Phoney Bone's stomach growls very loudly, he tells it to shut up, and it whimpers in response.
  • It happens to Dot in the Animaniacs comic series story "Dot the Vampire Slayer" where she goes to get a midnight snack, but finds out that she's hungrier than she thought.
  • In The Dandy, it happens to the Geordies who are watching the jocks eat a typical Scottish dinner which they refuse to eat though Egbert was the only one who claimed his tummy was rumbling.

    Comic Strips 
  • Garfield: In one strip, Jon's growling tummy leads him to go to the fridge only to discover that Garfield had totally cleaned it out leaving inside a snowman.

    Fan Works 
  • In Kyon: Big Damn Hero it happens to Kyon, unsurprisingly after Mikuru asked him if he was hungry so she could cook something to him.
  • In a series of fan arts by a particular DeviantArt user, this happens to Princess Celestia due to her increased size, which caused her appetite to increase along with it. (According to this user, she apparently has more than one stomach.)
  • This happens to Scout from Catbountry's Respawn of the Dead Team Fortress 2 fanfic, as a result of not eating since he got on the train.
  • Happens to Bowser right on cue in Episode 17 of Smash King after Fox asks him if he's hungry. Lucario's stomach growls in the blooper reel. It also happens to Fox in the remade version of Episode 5, and Liz in the remade version of Episode 6.

    Films — Animated 
  • On The Ant Bully, Lucas' stomach growled after eating too many honeydew.
  • On Barbie A Fashion Fairytale, Jacques the dog's stomach growled as part of a blooper scene.
  • In Bolt, Bolt's stomach growls, and he freaks out over it thinking that Mittens implanted some kind of poison in him.
  • Archibald Snatcher from The Boxtrolls had this from an allergic reaction to cheese.
  • In The Emoji Movie, this happened to Hi-5 after eating too much candy.
  • In The Good Dinosaur, Arlo's stomach gurgles while he's looking for berries.
  • In A Goofy Movie, Max's stomach growls while he and Goofy are in their car trying to stay safe from Bigfoot.
  • Happens to Wolf in Hoodwinked! while spying on Red in the bushes. Red mistakes it as a threatening growl.
  • In Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation: This happens to Drac and later Mavis after eating guacamole laced with garlic, courtesy of Ericka.
  • Ice Age
    • In the first movie, when the baby is crying, the three main characters don't know the reason for it, until the baby's stomach growls.
    • While the main three are walking over an ice-covered volcano, they hear a deep rumbling. Manfred then says to Diego, "Tell me that was your stomach."
    • In the fourth movie, when the continent breaks apart with a loud noise, Sid apologizes because he thought that his stomach causes that noise.
  • Happens twice in The Iron Giant. The first happens to the Giant due to having no metal to eat, while the second time is Kent Mansley due to a milkshake that Hogarth laced with laxatives.
  • Po's stomach growls at the beginning of Kung Fu Panda 2, leading to this gem:
    Po: My fist hungers for justice! *loud stomach growl* That was my...fist.
  • In "Journey of the Brave", Spike's stomach growls, causing him to blush in embarrassment.
  • In The Lion King, Banzai's stomach growls while he’s waiting with the other hyenas to start the wildebeest stampede.
  • In The Lion King 1½, Pumbaa's stomach gurgles a couple times before he lets out a big fart causing all the animals crowding him and Timon to faint. Some of the other animals saw those animals fainting and thought the those animals were bowing and decided to bow with the other animals.
  • Mort's stomach gurgles after he ate too much cake in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.
    Mort: *stomach gurgles* My tummy is speaking to me.
  • Occurs twice in Minions; first Stuart's stomach rumbles as they leave the ice cave, causing the narrator to remark that 'he was going to be the one to eat this banana', and then Bob's stomach growls loudly when they are on the rowing boat, right before Stuart starts seeing him and Kevin as bananas.
  • Happens to Elliott the clumsy but kind-hearted dragon in Pete's Dragon (1977) when he drinks some sort of an alcoholic beverage offered by Hoagie and Lampie, causing his tummy to rumble, wiggle and shake which triggers a fiery belch chasing them away.
  • The opening of Over the Hedge has RJ momentarily reconsider robbing Vincent the bear of his hibernation stash, until his hungry stomach rumbles, convincing him otherwise.
  • In the 2009 BBC adaptation of "The Gruffalo", it happen not only to the Mouse due to hunger twice but the Gruffalo himself which the whole forest can hear it.
  • On Penguins of Madagascar, Kowalski's stomach growled after eating too many Cheezy Dibbles.
  • Ratatouille has a scene in which Remy, trapped in the sewer and hungry, tries to distract himself by reading Gusteau's cookbook. Of course it only makes him hungrier, punctuated by his stomach grumbling.
  • In Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, Simone and Lena are telling the gang about the pirate who once inhabited their island and who's soul they believe still roams it. Suddenly, a horrible growl is heard... which turns out to be Scooby and Shaggy's stomachs.
  • In Toy Story 2, Woody tries to get his detached arm out of a sleeping Al's shirt pocket. He's momentarily distracted by an earthquake-like rumble beneath him, traveling from Al's stomach through his throat, resulting in him burping right in Woody's face and almost suffocating him.
  • In the Wallace & Gromit movie The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace's stomach rumbles hungrily to punctuate his line about his and Gromit's rabbit pens "getting a bit full down there."

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Happened in Cinderella Man to Russell Crowe when they ran out of soup.
  • This happened to Switchblade Sam in the 1993 film adaptation of Dennis the Menace after Dennis stuffed him up with beans.
  • In the Sex and the City movie, while the girls are vacationing in Mexico, Charlotte accidentally drinks some tap water while she’s taking a shower.note  Her stomach noisily gurgles as she rushes back to the hotel to use the bathroom. However, she can’t get in since the room is being cleaned, and as a result, ends up crapping her pants.
  • This also occurs in Labyrinth, although it's not clear as to who it happened to. All that happens is we hear the growl, and then Sir Didimus responds, "Was that my stomach or yours, Ambrocious?"
  • Serleena's stomach can be heard noisily churning and sloshing with each step she takes as it digests the mugger she's just Swallowed Whole in the opening of Men in Black II.
  • Believe it or not, Violet's stomach (Or, maybe the juice that's going into her?) can be heard grumbling in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory during her transformation into a blueberry.
  • In Dumb and Dumber, this happens to Harry due to Potty Emergency. (it happens twice! Once while he's in the car, and the second time, when he's in the hallway.) Strangely, the sound effect used for Harry's stomach seems to be the roar of some sort of animal. (Most likely a dragon or wild cat)
  • The Dutch film Beyond Sleep does an interesting variation of this: in one scene, Alfred has a dream in which he climbs a hilly landscape while the faint sounds of breathing and heart beats can be heart. He walks over to a hole in the ground where he hears running water and begins digging, each strike of his pickax causing the ground beneath him to audibly slosh for some reason. The hilly landscape turns out to be a giant naked woman and the area where he was digging was her gurgling stomach.
  • In A Million Ways to Die in the West, Charlize Theron's character tricks Foy into drinking a glass of scotch with laxatives. When he invites Louise to stay at his place, his stomach grumbles and he goes to the bathroom. The next day, when he's about to face-off with Albert, Foy's stomach grumbles again, and he craps in a guy's hat.
  • Are We Done Yet: Nick's stomach growls due to a bellyache (according to him, thinking about Chuck is what makes his stomach hurt).
  • In White Chicks, Marcus (disguised as Tiffany) eats a whole tray of cheese appetizers. However, he's lactose intolerant, so the appetizers cause his stomach to growl due to a need to use the bathroom.
  • In Aquaman, While Arthur and Mera are flying over the Sahara Desert. Mera’s stomach gurgles because of air sickness.
  • Greg's stomach growls at one point in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.
    Frank: I agree with Greg's stomach, we need to eat.

    Literature 
  • Happens throughout the Shivers title: "Curse of the New Kid"; every time Luke got bullied, his stomach would roil increasingly strong, loud and painfully, and something terrible happened to the person picking on him.
  • Black Dagger Brotherhood has a few examples as well—since Ward's vampires need food as well as blood. Phury's is most frequent at first; being a whacked-out drug addict he frequently forgets to eat.
  • In Dinoverse, this accompanies the first time the kids-in-dinosaur-bodies feel hunger.
  • There is a children's book called 100 Hungry Ants about an army of ants marching towards a picnic. As they are marching, their tummies make hungry sounds that keep getting progressively louder as the book continues.
  • There's a book call "Grumble! Rumble!" where the character Little Roo thinks there's a monster in her tummy.
  • In the book "Word World: Bear The Pizza Tree", Bear was woken up by the sound of her tummy rumbling.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Adventures in Wonderland
    • Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum start freaking out when they hear growling noises because they think it's a monster. It turns out to be a false alarm when the White Rabbit huddles everyone around just to tell them that it was only his stomach.
    • At the end of another episode where the Mad Hatter and March Hare spread around the "Big Tootsies" rumor, they hear this ferocious growling. Hare assumed it might be his stomach, but it turned out it was really the Cheshire Cat trying to scare everybody.
  • Discussed on an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy that's about the stomach.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    • In Gone, Spike is watching a horror movie on TV, when a woman screams "Oh the blood! The blood!" This naturally starts the vampire's tummy growling and he goes for the fridge. Until Buffy enters and he quickly becomes hungry for something else.
    • While waiting in the drive-through window for a soda, Mr. Trick is listening to Vampire Monarch Kakistos growl about what he's going to do to Faith, which involves ripping spines out, eating hearts, and sucking bone marrow. Mr. Trick's stomach growls in response — he vamps out, yanks the take-out guy from his window, and they drive off with his legs flailing out the limousine.
  • In one episode of Full House, on the way to Jesse Katsapolis' high school graduation, Joey Gladstone claims his stomach was making noises. However, the scene takes place in a subway station underground in a stuck train, so the sound is faint and hard to hear.
  • In the episode "New Kid in School" from Hannah Montana, Miley oversleeps one morning and rushes to school. Since she didn’t have time for breakfast, her stomach was growling the whole day until she had lunch.
  • In the Kirby Buckets episode, "Ripper Impossible", this happens to Dawn and her archnemesis after eating too many hot dogs.
  • Lazytown
    • In the episode "Dr. Robbiestein", happens to Stephanie, Pixel, and Stingy after they ate a lot of junk food.
  • In the Hulu series "Resident Advisors", this happens to Constance Renfro, Anna Camp's character, in "Conflict Resolution" after she eats carnitas from a Mexican restaurant.
  • In the Sabrina the Teenage Witch episode, "Now You See Her, Now You Don't", Sabrina's stomach growls in class. Everyone hears it but can't figure out what it is.
  • On an episode of The Wonder Years, Kevin's stomach growls constantly, which ends up triggering numerous scenes such as students laughing at him, girls running away from him in fear, and a boy getting concerned about him.
  • Used very frequently (and very loudly) to comic effect in Korean dramas, usually when one character offers food and another character politely declines so as not to impose; e.g., in the penultimate episode of My Secret Romance, when the female lead unknowingly crosses paths with the male lead's estranged mother at her restaurant.

    Puppet Shows 
  • Happens to Theo in a rather twisted episode of Between the Lions, "Huff and Puff", in which Leona runs off to write a second half of a story and tells her father Theo to stay put until she gets back. As a result of having no lunch yet, his tummy begins to rumble.
  • In the Fraggle Rock episode, "Fraggle Wars", we hear a stomach gurgle from one of the evil Fraggles, and he claims it to be his lunch digesting.

    Video Games 
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Yoshi's stomach growls due to hunger in his Tournament ending in Mario Power Tennis, just before Luigi was about to give him the trophy, But Yoshi mistakes the trophy for a pineapple and eats Luigi by accident.
  • In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Bowser complains about his stomach gurgling, obviously due to indigestion, after being gorged with fatty food to the point where his weight caused him to break through the floor. Bowser himself blames a giant carrot he had eaten earlier in the game for his stomach problems.
  • In Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater , if the player's stamina meter becomes too depleted Snake's stomach begins to rumble, and continues rumbling until the player makes him eat something to refill the meter. (Enemies can track his location by the sound.)
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • Infamous example from The Legend of Zelda: In one of the dungeons, you run into a non-hostile Goriya blocking a door. He's extremely hungry, and will get out of your way once you give him monster chow. The text that appears above him reads "Grumble... Grumble..." and there are no other hints, which caused no end of frustration for players who didn't realize at first that that wasn't dialogue, but rather the noise the monster's stomach was making.
    • In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly has stomach grumbles incorporated into the background music.
  • Happens to the player character and partner multiple times in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers, as well as once to Bidoof. In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, it's referenced early on, as the partner character mistakes Gabite's voice for the player character's stomach. Later on, it happens during the first encounter with the Expedition Society, starting with Swirlix, with the majority of the other members' (Buizel, Bunnelby, Dedenne, and Archen) following suit in unison. It happens again after the battle with Entei (though it's unclear who's belly is the culprit), and again not long after at the Expedition Society's base (once again to an unclear culprit, though it's implied to be Ampharos'). In the post-game, Mew's stomach growls following a mission.
  • Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!: as we do not hear the sounds, there are several text prompts and references to Pokemon's stomach growlings. examples include, Team Rocket claming to hear Meowth's stomach growl and the partner Pokemon's stomach growling.
  • This happens to Maya in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All due to her not eating for a period of time.
  • In The Sims, this happens when a Sim is hungry.
  • Animal Crossing:
    • In City Folk, this happens to Wendell when he's hungry.
    • In New Leaf, this happens regularly to villagers with the Lazy personality type. A random conversation you can have with these kinds of villagers involves them showing off their "stomach clock", which somehow growls the current time of day. When visiting your house, sometimes their stomachs growl as an indication that they need to go back home. And in another random conversation, these villagers may ask you what your favorite kind of pie is. Your answer will cause them to talk about how good that type of pie is- which causes their stomach to growl.
    • This also occurs to villagers with the Jock personality type in another random conversation. Occasionally they will ask you to look into their eyes and tell them what you think is on their mind. Though the answer options you're given are randomly selected, one of the possible options you can select is "You're hungry". They deny it at first, but their stomach winds up growling right on cue.
    • And finally, the Smug villagers also have an instance of it. Occasionally when they ask you to fetch some fruit for them, their stomach will growl during the conversation. Unlike the Lazy and Jock villagers (who just have a typical "Growl" onomatopoeia in the text box), the Smug villagers' stomachs actually talk.
    • In the school of the side game Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Peppy villagers acting as students will have there stomachs growl LOUDLY when spoken to.
    • And in Pocket Camp, it happens to the Cranky Villagers as well when you deliver fish.
  • In Enchanter, this growling stomach comes up as the start of your hunger, meaning that you need something to eat. Sorcerer also has this at the beginning, but luckily, you can get a potion that will indefinitely satisfy both your hunger and thirst.
  • In the Wii version of Punch-Out!!, both King Hippo and Bear Huggers' stomachs growls during one of each of their Between-Round animations.
  • In Life Is Strange: Joyce claims that Max's stomach is rumbling, although it is never heard.
  • In Little Nightmares, this happens to Six several times within the game. Her stomach rumbles are so bad, she whimpers and doubles over in pain, losing her ability to run or climb until she is fed.
  • In Crash Bandicoot 3: Whenever Crash obtains a gem from a level, his stomach rumbles and he throws up the gem.
  • In Final Fantasy XV, Prompto will sometimes mention this happening to him if the party hasn't rested in a day or so (and thus Ignis hasn't cooked anything for them) though it's not heard.
  • In Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch, Luther complains about his stomach growling, but it is never heard.

    Web Animation 
  • In Bee and Puppycat, Bee's stomach growls from hunger which she realizes that she has no money to buy food. Puppycat guards his food from Bee but she assures him that she's not gonna eat his food.
    Bee: Crap! I ran out of food money!
    [Puppycat guards his food]
    Bee: Relax, man. I'm not gonna eat your food.
  • In the flash cartoon, Metal Gear Awesome, Snake asks one of the guys communicating with him why he hears a helicopter in the background, and he responds, "It's my stomach. I'm hungry."
  • In one episode of The Bedfellows has Sheen eating a ton of bubble gum in an effort to make a viral video. He turns the camera on his moaning stomach and we Gilligan Cut to him in a hospital bed having just had his stomach pumped.
  • In Chapter 1 of Volume 3 of RWBY, just after their fight, Ruby asks if anyone else is starving. Blake mentions that she 'may have worked up an appetite,' at which point her stomach growls loud enough to startle all four of them.
  • Flaky suffered a stomach gurgle in "Royal Flush" when she ate a sandwich with Mr. Pickels inside it.
  • Splendid's stomach gurgles in "Breaking Wind", due to gas building up.
  • It happened several times to Mini Tom because of diarrhea in the episode "Tom's Sick Day" of Talking Tom and Friends Minis.
  • Smosh Babies:
  • Isla had this in "Learning about the Birds and the Bees" because she skipped breakfast.

    Web Comics 
  • Freefall: In this strip, Florence Ambrose's stomach growling is misinterpreted by a bystander as a regular wolf growl, and accordingly makes himself scarce in spite of Florence's yelled (and ultimately futile) reassurance that it was just her stomach growling.
  • Housepets!: Truck the raccoon manages to play music on his growling stomach in the strip "Stuff 'Em In Yer Craw"
  • The increasing volume of Sidney's growling stomach is used as a gag in this strip of Grrl Power. It starts off as a humble chihuahua growl, before progressing to a more imposing bear growl. After it continues to a Godzilla growl, Sydney states "At least it can't get any louder than..." before being interrupted by a full-blown Fus Ro Dah!
  • In one El Goonish Shive strip, Elliot and Ashley are on a date at the mall, and are discussing whether to go directly to the food court, or to wander around a bit first. Both mistakenly assume that the other is not hungry, and suggest looking around a bit, before being interrupted by simultaneous stomach growling. Needless to say, they immediately go get food.

    Web Videos 
  • In the RedLetterMedia review of The Force Awakens, Mr. Plinkett's growling gut is likened to the roar of a Wookiee, before erupting into explosive diarrhea.

    Western Animation 
  • 6teen
    • Happened to Caitlin in the episode "Deadbeat Poets Society" due to gas.
    • Happened to Jen in the episode "The One with the Text Message" because she ate a mushroom kebab.
  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series
    • Rolly's stomach growled quite a few times, which makes sense considering he's a Big Eater. It happens to him in the episodes, "Home Is Where The Bark Is", "Purred It Through The Grapevine", "K is for Kibble", "Cruella World", twice in "Gnaw Or Never", four times in "Chow About That?" and even on his character title card in the show's intro.
  • Parodied in the episode, "You Say It's Your Birthday", while the main pups are hiding on Captain Ahab’s Ship, Cadpig's stomach growls, making train noises and car revs instead of what it supposed to sound like.
  • In the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog episode, "The Robotnik Express", Scratch and Grounder try to fool Da Bearz to thinking they're Sonic and Tails. At one point, Robotnik calls Grounder on the hotline that's placed inside of him. Grounder tried to get the bear who heard it to believe it was his tummy rumbling.
    Da Bearz: That's the strangest tummy rumbling I ever heard.
    Scratch: Not really. It always sounds like that when Tails eats onion rings.
    • And at the end of the episode, "Boogey-Mania", a fattened up Tails' stomach rumbles as a result of eating too much.
  • Adventure Time
    • Princess Bubblegum's stomach growls when she drank too much tea in the episode "Trouble In Lumpy Space".
  • Near the end of the episode "The Pit", Kee-Oth's stomach growls one time before he explodes and Jake gets his blood back.
  • In American Dad!, this is the stomach's way of communicating intuitive financial ventures. Toshi's father makes most of his money from it, and teaches Stan and Roger to follow his example. When they get an idea and together, they touch guts, with Toshi's father joining soon after. Their guts growl louder and louder, until their shaking the whole block and setting off car alarms.
    • Francine's stomach growled due to gas in the episode "Of Ice And Men".
  • The Angry Beavers
    • In one episode, Dagget and Norbert are digging through a mine, but Dagget’s stomach keeps growling, which always causes problems for the two of them throughout the episode.
    • In "Act Your Age", both of the beavers stomachs growl very loudly, and Dagget thinks it’s a “Tummy Monster”.
  • In the Babar and the Adventures of Badou episode "The Brave Guy", the cast is frightened on a nightly basis by loud roars they fear are coming from a monster Queen Celeste told them about in a story. The source of the sound is eventually revealed to be Ambassador Crocodylus' stomach growling; it turns out the monster in Celeste's story was actually inspired by Crocodylus' stomach.
    • It happened to Badou in the episode "Monkey Camp" after eating too many bananas.
  • And after gorging themselves with bananas in "Grotto For One" and "Chocolate And Banana Soup", Dilash and Tersh's bellies gurgle due to gas.
  • Bob's Burgers
    • Linda gets a few of these in "The Unbearable Like-Likeness Of Gene" while she was on a "skin deep" diet.note 
    • Bob's stomach can be heard rumbling a few times in "A River Runs Through Bob" because of diarrhea after he ate an undercooked fish.
    • During the episode "Lobsterfest", a news reporter says that if it sounds like thunder, it's just his stomach making that sound. We don't actually hear it, though.
    • Happens again to Bob in "Glued Where's My Bob?" caused by stress leading to a Potty Emergency.
    • Happens to Tina in "Bob Actually", when she gets a bad case of diarrhea the day after winning a chili-eating contest with her siblings.
  • Care Bears
    • In the episode "The Gift of Caring", Beastly’s stomach growls and wakes up Cheer Bear all because he said "This will be like taking candy from a baby!"
  • Funshine's stomach gurgles after he eats a lot of gooseberry pie in "Shunshine."
  • In the Carl Squared episode "Take Your Clone To Work Day", C2 eats his machine-made bread loaf, and his gut starts rumbling ominously almost immediately.
    My tummy's never made that noise before. *rumbling intensifies* OOH! I'll be back in a *fart* jiff! *runs off the set*
  • Happens to Zoners in ChalkZone, caused by trolls bouncing on drums rhythmically in their stomachs who chant "Rumble, rumble, hungry rumble!".
  • On Charlie's Colorforms City, Charlie's stomach growls twice due to hunger in "Charlie the Pancake Chef".
  • Featured prominently in the Chilly Willy episode "Deep-Freeze Squeeze", and experienced both by Chilly Willy & Smedley Dog as an indication that the characters are starving.
  • On Chloe's Closet, a monkey pirate's stomach growled briefly on the episode "Monkeys Of The Caribbean".
  • Clarence argues with his stomach, whose rumblings are subtitled, in the episode "Goose Chase".
  • Cow and Chicken
    • In the episode “Cow's Pie”, Chicken’s stomach growls due to Cow constantly trying to get him to try her pie all day.
  • The Crumpets:
    • In "The Terrible Teens", the stomachs of the Crumpet children growl right after Ditzy suspected that something's forgotten. Their father was fainted by a light bulb electrocution and failed to feed them lunch by 3 pm.
    • In "Inside Li'l One's Brain", when Granny invites Ma and Cassandra for breakfast so she can "read a story" to the sleeping Li'l One (and punish her son Pa, who is inside Li'l One's brain, for revealing an embarrassing family secret earlier), the stomachs of Ma and Cassandra growl simultaneously.
  • On the Curious George special "Swings into Spring", Hundley's stomach growled until he finds a patch of yellow flowers to eat.
  • This also happens to the titular character in the episode "Daniel Sits on the Potty" because he has to use the bathroom.
  • In DC Super Hero Girls: Super Shorts, Karen's stomach growls several times due to hunger in the episode "#TacoTuesday".
  • In the episode, "Growing Pains", Dexter's Mom assumed this was the case when he heard a giant plant make a monstrous growl, and she thought Dad was hungry.
  • It also happens to Dexter repeatedly in the episode, "Critical Gas" after he had eaten a giant burrito. Throughout the episode, Dexter thinks he's going to die, but at the end of the episode just before he's about to reveal his secret lab to his parents, he lets out a really big fart that could be heard all over the galaxy!
  • On Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong's stomach growled from eating too many bananas in the episode "Bad Hair Day".
  • On Dora and Friends: Into the City, It happens to a Dragon due to a stomach ache on the episode "S'more Camping".
  • In the PBS kids show Dragon Tales:
    • This happens mostly to Ord when he's hungry. Ord's tummy growls in too many episodes. The most memorable belly rumble Ord experienced was occurred in the episodes "Cassie Catches Up" and "Very Berry" when he got stuck after eating too many berries.
  • In "The Talent Pool", Max complains that his stomach is making noises, but strangely, they're never actually heard.
  • In the episode "Merit-Time Adventure" from DuckTales (1987), the gang is on a boat in the ocean on a search for a sea monster. Launchpad tries to convince everyone that the sea monster isn't real. They soon hear the monster's roars, and Launchpad tries to convince everyone that was his stomach growling, but no one believed him.
  • Most of the characters on "A Glass Of Warm Ed" when Ed was eating all their food in his sleep.
  • And Sarah's stomach growls at end of "Run Ed Run" when she ate a lot of jawbreakers.
  • Timmy as Chloe's stomach growled after eating a lot of burgers in the episode "Which Is Wish".
  • Family Guy
    • This happens to Peter Griffin while driving in the episode "The Son Also Draws".
      Lois: Peter, the car is making funny noises.
      Peter: You're wrong again, Lois. That wasn't the car. Although you were right about that prune smoothie.
    • In the episode, "Killer Queen", a fat camp counselor does a roll call for the fat kids in the cabin who indicate their presence by having their stomachs growl.
    • This happens to Peter again in the episode, "Mom's The Word", after he ate a whole tube of raw cookie dough. This resulted in him having an accident completely destroying his pants.
    • And in the episode, "Meg Stinks!", Brian's stomach gurgles due to hunger while he's being forced to live in the backyard.
    • In the episode, "Passenger Fatty-Seven", Peter has a Cutaway Gag where he shows a remake he intends to make on Inside Out. It shows the Griffins playing the roles of the emotions with Peter playing the role of Poo. He winds up causing Riley's stomach to gurgle putting her in some kind of pain.
    • In “No Giggidy, No Doubt”, Meg’s stomach growls in a very weird way: talking like Arnold Schwarzenegger in pain.
  • Shellsea's stomach growled in the episode "Fish Prom" after eating a taco and drinking a milkshake.
  • Futurama:
    • On the episode "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch", Kif's pregnant and his stomach starts gurgling.
    • Happens to Bender when he's pregnant with beer in "The Route of All Evil".
  • From Goldie & Bear, Bear's stomach growls in "Big Bear" and "Bear Who Would be King" after eating too many bananas.
  • Goldie's stomach grumbled after eating too much porridge in the episode "When Goldie met Bear".
  • In Go, Diego, Go!, Kyra the Crocodile gets hungry and her stomach growls after rolling down a mountain in "Alicia Saves The Crocodile".
  • In the Goof Troop Christmas Special, Goofy hears a bear growl from behind him, and he thinks it was Pete's stomach, but he quickly realizes the bear was the real deal.
  • In Gravity Falls, this briefly happened to Mabel (complete with a Balloon Belly) after eating too much Smile Dip in the episode "The Inconveniencing".
  • In the episode "The Problem of Billy" from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Billy as a baby stomach growled due to gas. The same thing happens to Billy's dad in the same episode.
    • In the episode "Anger Mismanagement", General Skarr's tummy growls when he says "number 2", implying he has to take a dump.
  • On the episode "When Ya Gotta Go" from Grossology, Abby and other characters stomach rumbled because they have to use the bathroom.
  • Happens to Felipe in the Handy Manny episode "Breakfast for Champions" when he was suffering starvation and fatigue. The tools didn't know what that was when they learn it's really his stomach.
    Dusty: And again! What is that noise?
    *Felipe's stomach growls*
    Squeeze: Felipe! That noise, it's coming from your tummy.
  • In the episode "Phoebe's Little Problem", it happens to Phoebe when she eats all of Arnold's grandmother's prune cookies.
  • On Invader Zim, Gaz's stomach growls in "Bloaty's Pizza Hog” after watching a commercial for the titular restaurant.
    • It happens to Gaz again in “Gaz, Taster of Pork" due to sickness.
    • At the end of “Nanozim”, Dib's stomach growls as a sound effect.
  • On the episode "Relics of Demons Past" of Jackie Chan Adventures, Jade's stomach growled a couple of times due to gas.
  • On Jimmy Two-Shoes, when Jimmy's stomach growls, it actually grows teeth.
  • Johnny Test
    • In the episode, "Johnny BC", Susan and Mary do everything they can to make sure Dad doesn't find out Johnny's been turned into a caveman. At one point, Dad hears Johnny's grunt, and Susan tells him that what he heard was her stomach growling.
    • Eugene's stomach growls in the episode "Johnny of the Deep" when he asks for three corn dogs.
    • Dukey's stomach growls briefly (as a sound effect) in the episode "iJohnny".
  • Julius Jr.:
  • Shaka Brah Yeti's stomach growled twice after eating too many banana treats in the episode "Banana-licious".
  • Happened to Empress Xiao due to being nervous in the episode "Danger in the Forbidden City."
  • A baffling example from Lalaloopsy after Forrest eats a purple nut in "Belly Laugh", his stomach giggles. Rosy had her stomach laugh too in that same episode when she tried a purple nut like Forrest.
  • This happens to Condor at the beginning of The LeBrons episode, "Lion" when he is bicycling with Kid, but it is actually the pitbull growling before a chase after Kid and Condor ensues.
  • It happens to Auggie several times in the episode "Boomin' Boomerang" after eating too much Boomymite spread.
  • Throughout the episode "C'est Cheese", Andy and Carmen's stomachs growl as they wait for lunch.
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series:
    • In the episode "Ploot", Stitch’s stomach growls due to eating garbage.
    • Happens to Mertle at the end of the episode "Slick" after eating too many shaved ice.
  • At the beginning of an episode of The Lion Guard, "The Search for Utamu", a nearby geyser starts to rumble before it erupts. Bunga thinks the rumbling is Besthe's stomach.
  • Littlest Pet Shop (2012)
    • In the episode, "Door Jammed", Russell's stomach growls due to eating some bad kibble, yet this somehow gets Sunil and Vinnie to believe he's a werewolf. Later on in this episode, Zoe's stomach growls for the same reason, and she gets the same reaction from the other pets (except for Russell).
    • It also happens to Blythe due to hunger from isolating herself because of an "illness" in "The Hedgehog in the Plastic Bubble".
  • Vinnie gets this at the beginning of the episode, "Some Assistance Required".
    Pepper: Blythe! Vinnie's rumbling tummy is keeping me awake!
  • Sue's stomach rumbles in the episode "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
    Sue: Oops, Sorry, 'guess I'm hungrier than I thought.
  • Lisa's stomach growled twice (which she at first confused with a chemical reaction) in “The Mad Scientist”.
  • In the special "Tripped!", Luna's stomach growls due to nausea thanks to some old pre-made egg sandwiches, along with the Loud Family, who ate them as well (except for Lily). In another scene, Lana's stomach rumbles when she has to use the bathroom.
  • In a scene from "Washed Up", Leni at first thought her stomach growled from hunger, but then it's revealed it was actually the boat's engine malfunctioning.
    Leni: *engine rumbles* Sorry, that was me! *everyone looks at Leni* I only had yogurt for breakfast!
    Lana: That wasn't you, it was the engine! *Lana opens the engine, only to reveal that trash is stuffed inside and leaking water* Yikes! This baby's leakin' more than Lily's swim diaper!
  • Madeline:
    • Happens to the title character in the episode "Madeline at the Cooking School".
  • In One episode of The Mask took this to a bizarre level. When The Mask gets hungry, his stomach actually talks to him by saying, "Hey! I'm getting hungry down here!" Then he responds to it with, "Okay! Stop growling!"
  • In Max and Ruby, Ruby thought she heard thunder but it was actually Louise's stomach in "Max's Fireflies".
  • Mickey Mouse Shorts
    • At the beginning of the short "New York Weenie", Minnie's stomach growls so loudly that it could be heard all over New York City.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
    • In the episode, "The Ticket Master", Twilight Sparkle's stomach growls 7 times due to her friends pestering her with favors instead of letting her eat.
    • Pinkie Pie's stomach growls in the episode, "Feeling Pinkie Keen" due to hunger.
    • It happens to Pinkie Pie again in "The Cutie Map" due to a tummy ache caused by all the muffins she ate.
    • Pinkie Pie's stomach growls again in "Spice Up Your Life" in response to Rarity saying "cuisine".
  • Apple Bloom's stomach growls briefly in "Family Appreciation Day" due to sickness.
  • We also see this happen to Lily Valley in "Hearts and Hooves Day", in a vision that Apple Bloom had about a famine in Ponyville.
  • Spike's stomach rumbles twice at the end of "It's About Time" due to a stomach ache from eating a lot of ice cream.
  • Spike's stomach growls three times in the episode, "Just for Sidekicks" due to hunger. The first time this happens, it's after he gives one of his gems to Zecora. The second time, it's on a train while hiding from the Mane Six. Angel feeds him with a piece of his last gem to quiet his stomach.
  • Rainbow Dash's stomach growls in "Testing 1, 2, 3", most likely because she skipped breakfast.
  • It happens to Rainbow Dash again in "The One Where Pinkie Knows" when Twilight makes her wait for Shining Armor.
  • Rainbow Dash also gets one briefly in "Rainbow Falls" due to a stomach ache.
  • Happens to Stellar Eclipse in the episode, "Trade Ya!" while waiting in line to get food.
  • And it happens to some mice, a squirrel and a ferret in "The Hooffields and McColts" because the animals haven't eaten.
  • Scales the dragon's stomach rumbled as part of Smolder's story in the episode "The Hearth's Warming Club."
  • Scootaloo's stomach growled briefly after eating too many snacks in the episode "Growing Up is Hard to Do."
  • Happens to Chip and Biff on an episode of The Oblongs.
    Biff: Shut your stomach up!
    Chip: That wasn't my stomach, that was YOUR stomach!
  • In the episode "Olivia and The Anniversary Surprise" of Olivia, Ian's stomach growled as part of Olivia's imagination.
  • IOscar's Oasis:
  • Popy's stomach rumbles several times in "Lizard In The Sky" due to experiencing a Potty Emergency.
  • And in "One for All", the Skunk's stomach growls due to hunger.
  • Everest's stomach growls repeatedly in her debut episode, "The New Pup". Whenever it does, everyone around her mistakes it for a bear or thunder.
  • Sweetie's stomach rumbled after she realized she doesn't like bananas in "Pups Save The Royal Throne."
  • In PB&J Otter, this happened to the Otter siblings in "A Hoohaw Halloween" after eating a lot of candy.
  • PJ Masks: In “Easter Wolfies”, Gekko's stomach growls briefly after eating a lot of chocolate.
  • Peep and the Big Wide World: Quack's stomach growls in "The Sounds of Silence" and twice in "Diva Duck". It also happens to the Squirrel in "The Feats of Peep".
  • On Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Goat's stomach growled after eating a lot of cereal in the episode "Gold Rush".
  • Pound Puppies (2010)
    • In the episode, "Lord of the Fleas", when the dogs feel the earthquake from the about-to-erupt volcano, Lucky tried to relieve the other dogs by saying it was his tummy rumbling. Everyone believed him except Cookie. It happens again later in the episode, but this time Lucky asked Cookie if that was her tummy rumbling, but she said that wouldn't be possible since she had butterflies in her stomach at the moment.
    • Niblet's stomach growled when he ate a lot of bacon in the episode "Kennel Kittens Return."
  • The Powerpuff Girls
    • In the episode, "Reeking Havoc", everyone in Townsville got this overnight after they ate Professor Utonium's award-winning chili, for their stomachs puff up when they do this. The only characters we see this happen to are Professor Utonium, Bubbles, The Mayor's Wife, Miss Bellum, and Miss Keane.
      Bubbles: *stomach groans* Uhhh, Professor’s chili sure is rumbly in my tumbly.
  • The Gangreen Gang's stomachs gurgle in "Power Lunch", due to needing to use the bathroom. We first see it happen to Snake before the rest of the Gang had gut feelings too.
  • Beebo's stomach growls in "Pet Feud" just before exploding.
  • Mojo Jojo suffers this in "Octi Gone" after eating a contaminated banana cream pie.
  • Some pirates get rumbly tummies due to Chemical X that they drank wearing off in "Mizzen In Action".
  • Brown's stomach groans after swallowing bubble gum in a short of Purple and Brown.
  • Benson's stomach growls in "Weekend at Benson's" after eating a lot of red hot chili peppers.
  • The pilot episode, "Big House Blues", begins with a close-up of Ren and Stimpy's growling stomachs.
  • Stimpy's stomach can be heard bubbling in "Son Of Stimpy" due to gas buildup.
  • Stimpy's stomach rumbles due to constipation in "Stimpy's Pregnant" of Adult Party Cartoon.
  • Rocko's Modern Life
    • Rocko and Heffer are at a movie theater; Rocko hears a loud rumbling, and Heffer assumes it might be his stomach since he was out of popcorn.
  • Rolie Polie Olie:
    • In the episode "We Scream for Ice Cream", Mr. Polie's stomach growled due to sickness.
  • Happens to Billy in "Unruly Polie Olie" after eating like, a POUND of candy. The noises which come out of him, are just....horrible, most likely because they are overlapped/mixed with variations of the same unrealistic, squelchy, belly growl they use every time.
  • The weird sound heard throughout the episode "The Bump" is actually Spot's stomach gurgling from indigestion after eating all his food.
  • Happens to Kimi twice on the Rugrats episode "Cookin' with Phil and Lil" when she smells the scent of Didi's pie.
    • It also happens to Tommy in "Tommy and the Secret Club" after he drank down a giant bottle of milk.
    • Angelica's stomach grumbles due to a belly-ache from eating a lot of cookies in "No More Cookies".
    • Happens to Tommy, Chuckie and Phil during the story on the Tales from the Crib Special "Three Jacks and a Beanstalk".
  • In the beginning of the episode of "Scream It With Flowers" from Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch, Salem's stomach growls after eating some cookies.
  • On the episode "Tummy Talk" from Sarah & Duck, Sarah's stomach growled a couple of times due to hunger, and Duck's stomach growled at the end of the episode.
  • Scooby-Doo:
    • It occurs quite frequently to the title character and his best buddy Shaggy Rogers, for they have stomachs with bottomless pits! So start cookin' in the kitchen!
  • Used on The Simpsons when Homer and Jay Sherman's stomachs have a Growling Contest in the episode "A Star is Burns".
    • The episode "Moe Goes from Rags to Riches" features a flashback of the Simpsons as French peasants. Lisa and Bart complain that their stomachs are growling from hunger, but Marge points out that it's just two men outside speaking French.
  • When Aldo tries sampling duck food in the episode "Midnight Snack", his stomach starts growling continuously from indigestion while visiting Bill in his apartment, causing an explosion as seen from the outside.
  • Greedy in The Smurfs gets this when he goes hungry. In "Haunted Smurfs", Brainy gets spooked by the sound of loud growling in a dark mysterious castle, only to see Greedy passing by him clutching his stomach, implying that it was merely the hallway echoing it.
  • In the episode "Anger Mismanagement" of Skylanders Academy, almost everyone who ate Pepper Jack's poisoned chili gets this, along with intense pain and incapacity of the Skylanders.
  • In the Sonic Sat AM episode, “Sonic Past Cool”, Tails’ stomach growls while he’s hanging out with Baby T. While we don’t hear it, he does act as if it happened.
  • Sonic Underground:
  • Happens to Sonic again in "When in Rome..." due to gas.
  • This happens to Eric Cartman in "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe" of South Park.
  • In Spirit: Riding Free, Lucky's stomach growled after eating too much candy in the episode "Lucky and the Resolutionary Fever".
  • Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures:
  • In the episode "Fish Out of Water", Plum Pudding thought her stomach was growling but it was actually a frog croaking.
  • During the beginning of the Steven Universe episode "So Many Birthdays", Amethyst's stomach can be heard gurgling shortly after she gets sick from eating a really old burrito.
    • Stevonnie's stomach growls from hunger in "Alone Together".
    • Steven's stomach growled in "Gem Glow" after eating too many cookie cats, "Crack The Whip" and What's Your Problem".
    • Shortly after the beginning of the episode "Wanted Part 3: Off Colors", Steven hears a noise in the distance, and telling Lars to wait, listens for the sound again. The two are silent until Lars' stomach growls (he hasn't eaten in days because he was kidnapped) , distracting Steven from the other sound. Lars apologizes, but immediately after, the source of the other noise finds them.
    • In the episode "Wanted Part 4: Lars' Head", Steven, after desperately drinking two glasses of water when he gets home through Lars' head, hears his stomach growl, reminding him of his hunger.
  • In Stōked, Emma's stomach growls three times after eating garlic in the episode "Endless Bummer".
    • Kelly and Lo had the same problem in the episode "A Boy named Leslie".
  • Sunny's stomach growled briefly after eating too many apples in "If Timmy Gives You Apples."
  • Princess Pea in "Snow White" after a bad stomach ache.
  • On the episode "Betrayal" of Teen Titans, Cyborg's stomach growled after he gave his last slice of pizza to Terra and it happened to him again in the episode "Kole" which it growled twice.
    • In the episode "Bunny Raven", Mumbo goes inside Starfire as a tiger and her tummy starts to make weird noises.
  • Teen Titans Go!
  • Cyborg's stomach growled when he has to use the bathroom in "Booby Trap House". In the same episode, both Cyborg and Starfire's stomach growled after they ate so much food.
  • In the episode "Throw Your Hog in the Ring" in Timon & Pumbaa, Pumbaa’s stomach growls as Timon teases him with a bug dog.
  • Henry complains about his boiler doing this in the Thomas the Tank Engine episode "What's the Matter with Henry?".
  • Tiny Toon Adventures
    • Buster’s stomach growls while he and his friends are waiting in line for a restaurant in "Whining Out".
    • It also happened once to Hampton in "Little Cake of Horrors" where a chocolate cake was trying to get Hampton to eat it.
    • There's also the episode "Let's Do Lunch" where Furball's stomach growls. Sweetie's stomach growls at the end the same episode.
    • There exists an episode entitled "Sawdust And Toonsil" in which in the beginning, Buster, Babs, Plucky, and Gogo ride bikes and slide down a rainbow, and when they stopped, they heard a train whistle, and Gogo thought it was his stomach growling over something he ate, which was actually coming from the train itself.
  • Tom and Jerry :
  • Happens a lot on Total Drama, usually to Owen since he is a big eater and has a bit of a problem controlling his bowels.
    • Bridgette's stomach growls in "Not Quite Famous" just before she goes up on stage to do her hand stand.
  • Lindsay's stomach growls in Total Drama Action on the episode "One Flu Over the Cuckoos" due to sickness.
    • On the episode "Full Metal Drama", Leshawna's stomach growled after drinking Chef's bran smoothies.
  • In Part 2 of "None Dawn, Eighteen to Go", Sanders' stomach growled after eating some chili.
  • In "Bjorken Telephone", Laurie and Miles' stomachs growled after eating a Icelandic feast.
  • Stephanie and Devin's stomachs growled from eating pork and beans in "Little Bull on the Prairie".
  • Happens to Geoff after eating some burritos and peppers in "El Bunny Supremo".
  • On the episode "I, Dude" on Totally Spies!, Sam goes on a hunger strike. Her stomach growls periodically through the episode, which annoys Clover and Alex. It also happens to Alex in the episodes "Morphing is Sooo 1987" and "Evil Pizza Guys".
  • Believe it or not, in VeggieTales, this happens to Jerry Gourd in the episode "Veggies In Space: The Fennel Frontier", after having apparently eaten an alien egg that was actually intended for research.
    Jerry Gourd: [Stomach growls] Anybody got a Tums?
  • In "Wabbit's Wild", Shifty the Squirrel's stomach gurgles due to drinking Bugs' "smoothie".
  • Sometimes heard in Wakfu. At the start of season 2 episode 5, Yugo, Ruel and Sadlygrove's bellies are growling loudly and lengthily (even interrupting the background music), to the point Amalia complains.
  • On Wayside, it happened to Todd after eating baloney in "Todd Falls In Love".
    • Maurecia's stomach growled after drinking too much water in the episode "Slow Mo Mo".
  • What A Cartoon! Show: John Mac Intyre's "Kitchen Casanova" features a first-time cook attempting to make a nice dinner for his date. While she's waiting, at one point, her stomach growls, and his dog growls back at it.
  • Happens quite regularly to Winnie-the-Pooh, hence his catchphrases: "I'm rumbly in my tumbly" and "Do you have any honey?". Some memorable examples of this would be in "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" while doing his "stoutness exercises" and while waiting with Piglet in the pit after Tigger and Rabbit have left, in Pooh's Grand Adventure which his friends assume is the Skullosaurus, during "The Tigger Movie" shortly after Tigger has run away, and various times in the 2011 movie and The Halloween Heffalump Movie.
  • On an episode of Dic's Wizard of Oz TV series, the lion hears a munchkin giggling not knowing what it was, but then he guessed it was only his stomach.
  • There's an episode of Wobbly Land where Num-Num's tummy rumbles called "Wobbly Tummy". At first, he couldn't figure out what the noise was until he was told it was his tummy and why it was doing that. After he finally ate something, everyone else's tummies started rumbling.


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