Eventually, word reached Malmedahl that his impressions had been used in a now well-known animation.He contacted Wernquist, apparently giving an impromptu performance to confirm his claims.
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Some parents complained that this made inappropriate viewing for children.
In late 2003, another Swede, Erik Wernquist, encountered the sound effect and, not knowing about the previous incarnations of the sound, was inspired to create the 3D animated character he named "The Annoying Thing" to accompany it.
The animation was a popular attraction at Erik's website, but the sound was credited to "Anonymous".
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Crazy Frog, originally known as The Annoying Thing, is a computer-animated character created in 2003 by Swedish actor and playwright Erik Wernquist. (later known as Jamster), the animation was originally created to accompany a sound effect produced by Daniel Malmedahl in 1997 while attempting to imitate the sound of a two-stroke engine.It was one of those shows you saw the previews for and knew it was either going to be a hit comedy or they put all the funny parts in the previews.Thankfully its has been a long running show which always delivers on quality family laughs.The Crazy Frog has also spawned a range of merchandise and toys, and two video games.In 1997, 17-year-old Gothenburg student Daniel Malmedahl recorded himself imitating the noises produced by internal combustion engines.Wernquist was convinced, and gave credit to Malmedahl for his creation.