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The MGM Roar is a sound effect from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was created by Weddington Productions/Technicolor Sound Services creative Mark A. Mangini for "Poltergeist" (1982) for a beast in the film, and it ended up as part of the MGM logo preceeding the film.

Similar Variations

  • Sound Ideas, Animals - Lion - C U - Roar
  • Tanner Roar

Used In

TV Shows

Movies

  • A Christmas Story (1983) (Heard once in the logo)
  • Agent Cody Banks (2003) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) (Heard once in the logo)
  • All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989) (Heard once in the logo, current printings only)
  • All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • The Archies in JugMan (2002) (Heard once in the logo, 2003 DVD & VHS versions)
  • Arthur and the Invisibles (2007) (Heard once in the logo, US theatrical printing only)
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) (Heard once in the logo, current printings only)
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) (Heard once in the logo, current printings only)
  • The Black Stallion (1979) (Heard once in the logo, current printings only.)
  • The Black Stallion Returns (1983) (Heard once in the logo, current printings only. 2016-present printings use the high-pitched version of the roar.)
  • Blown Away (1994) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Child's Play (1988) (Heard once in the logo, current printings only.)
  • Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • College (2008) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002) (Heard once in the logo)
  • The Cutting Edge (1992) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Dr. No (1962) (Current prints only.)
  • From Russia with Love (1963) (Current prints only.)
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) (Heard once in the logo)
  • GoldenEye (1995) (Heard once in the logo, current printings only)
  • Goldfinger (1964) (Current prints only.)
  • Gorgo (1961) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Ice Age (2002)
  • Igor (2008) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • It's A Very, Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) (Heard once in the logo, MGM printings only.)
  • Jaws The Revenge (1987)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • The Lion King (2019)
  • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998)
  • The Lion King 1½ (2004)
  • Madagascar (2005)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
  • Max (2015) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Over the Hedge (2006)
  • The Pebble and the Penguin (1995) (Heard once in the logo)
  • The Pink Panther (2006) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • The Pink Panther 2 (2009) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Poltergeist (1982) (Debut)
  • The Princess Bride (1987) (Heard once in a high pitch in the logo, 2017-present printing only.)
  • Rock-a-Doodle (1991) (Heard once in the logo, 2005-present printings only)
  • Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
  • The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (1998) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Sherlock Gnomes (2018) (Heard once in the logo)
  • Spaceballs (1987) (Heard once in the logo)
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) (Used for a group of snails roaring offscreen.)
  • Stargate (1994) (Heard once in the logo)
  • SYNC (2013)
  • Teen Wolf (1985) (Heard once in the logo, 2002-2017 printings only.)
  • Teen Wolf Too (1987) (Heard once in the logo, 2002-present printings only.)
  • The Terminator (1984) (Heard once in the logo, current prints only. Some printings use the high-pitched version of the roar.)
  • Thunderball (1965) (Current prints only.)
  • Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (2005)
  • We Bought a Zoo (2011)
  • The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
  • Yours, Mine & Ours (2005) (Heard once in the logo)
  • Zookeeper (2011) (Heard once in the logo)
  • Zootopia (2016)

Music Videos

  • Girls' Generation - Lion Heart (2015)

Shorts

  • Cayby's Comic Frenzy Volume 3 (2014) (Shorts)

Commercials

Logos

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Logo (1982-1987) (Logos)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Logo (1986-2009) (Logos)
  • MGM/UA Home Video (1993-1998)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Logo (2008-2012) (Logos)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Logo (2012-Present) (Logos)
  • New Animal Productions (2010) (Logo)

Video Games

PC:

  • Fox Hunt (Heard once in a deleted scene.)
  • MapleStory (2003) (Video Game) (Drake death sounds only.)
  • SurvivalCraft

Playstation:

  • Tom and Jerry in House Trap (Video Game) (Heard once in the Warthog logo.)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (Heard once in the logo.)
  • The World is Not Enough (Heard once in the logo.)

Sega CD:

  • Wirehead (Heard once in the logo, pitched down by 7 semitonnes.)

Xbox:

  • Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus

Promos

  • Return to Pride Rock CD Promo

Trailers

  • Agent Cody Banks (2003) (Trailers) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) (Trailers) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Arthur and the Invisibles (2007) (Trailers) (Heard once in the Logo.)
  • Barbershop (2002) (Trailers) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) (Trailers) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • College (2008) (Trailers) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002) (Trailers) (Heard once in "The Logo" in "The Teaser Trailer, Theatrical Trailer and Home Video Trailer.")
  • G.I. Joe Retaliation (2013) (Trailers) (Heard once in the Logo.)
  • Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) (Trailers) (Heard once in the Logo.)
  • Hercules (2014) (Trailers) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Igor (2008) (Trailers) (Heard once in "The Logo.")
  • Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow (2015) (Trailers)
  • Legally Blonde (2001) (Trailers) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003) (Trailers) (Heard once in the Logo.)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) (Trailers)
  • Miss Potter (2006) (Trailers) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • The Pink Panther (2006) (Trailers) (Heard once in the Logo.)
  • The Pink Panther 2 (2009) (Trailers) (Heard once in the Logo.)
  • Skyfall (2012) (Trailers) (Heard once in the Logo.)
  • The Young Black Stallion (2004) (Trailers)

TV Spots

  • The Lion King (1994) (TV Spots)

YouTube Videos

  • The Best Pals Hand Show (2017)
  • Best Pals Hand Toons
  • Dragon Tales Parody Videos (Heard once at the beginning in "Sax and Violins.")
  • The Lion King As Told By Emoji | Disney
  • Mugman: Mugman's Headphones (Heard when tianna roars at Mugman)
  • Summer Break Beanie Babies (2017)
  • The Webkinz Movie (2012)
  • Webkinz

Image Gallery

MGM Roar/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

  • 1995 - Present

File:MGM Roar 1.ogg

  • 1987

File:MGM Roar 2.ogg

  • 1982
  • 2008

File:MGM Logo 3 Roar 2008 Restoration (mp3cut.net).ogg

  • TV 2008

File:MGM Television Logo (2008) w rare roar (mp3cut.net).ogg

  • TV 1995 - Present

File:MGM Roar.ogg

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