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Godzilla roar is a sound effect from TV shows, movies, and others.

Godzilla's roar is a famous sound effect. Over the years, it has changed considerably, sounding different almost every time and having many variations for the different emotions.

The sound effects team originally tried to create Godzilla's roar by using animal roars that had been edited. They sampled all kinds of birds and mammals, but nothing seemed to be the right match for the reptile-like noises a monster like Godzilla would make. Akira Ifukube, who was the film's composer, proposed stepping away from using animal samples. He took a string off of his contrabass and rubbed it with gloves soaked in pine tar. The sound that came from it was used as Godzilla's roar. This roar would later be altered for use as the roar of other monsters in the Showa Era, including Varan, Baragon and Gorosaurus.

Godzilla's roar can be written in readable characters and has been done so in comics, and not only by a simple "roar." In Japanese, the official onomatopoeia for Godzilla's roar is "Gyaoon" (ギャオーン Gyaōn)--additional "o"s can be added to extend the roar.

Showa Godzilla roars 2013 custom track

Showa Godzilla roars 2013 custom track

Heisei Godzilla roars - 2015 custom track-0

Heisei Godzilla roars - 2015 custom track-0

Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials

  • Attack Of The 50 Ft. Monster Mania (Used for Godzilla.)

Movies

  • All Monsters Attack (1969)
  • Always Sunset On Third Street 2 (2007)
  • Armageddon (1998)
  • Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure (2007)
  • Destroy All Monsters (1968)
  • Dumb and Dumber (1994)
  • Ebirah Horror Of The Deep (1966)
  • Ghidorah The Three Headed Monster (1964)
  • Godzilla (1954) (Debut)
  • Godzilla (2014)
  • Godzilla (1998)
  • Godzilla 2000 (1999)
  • Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)
  • Godzilla: City On The Edge Of Battle (2018)
  • Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
  • Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
  • Godzilla: The Planet Eater (2018)
  • Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)
  • Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
  • Godzilla Tokyo S.O.S (2003)
  • Godzilla Vs. Biollante (1989)
  • Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah (1995)
  • Godzilla Vs. Gigan (1972)
  • Godzilla Vs. Hedorah (1971)
  • Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
  • Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
  • Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla 2 (1993)
  • Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus (2000)
  • Godzilla Vs. Megalon (1973)
  • Godzilla Vs. Mothra (1992)
  • Godzilla Vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
  • Hercules (1958)
  • Invasion Of The Astro Monster (1965)
  • King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962)
  • Kong: Skull Island (2017) (Heard once in the end of the post credits scene)
  • The Last Unicorn (1982)
  • The Magic Serpent (1966) (Used as the Dragon's roar; US version only.)
  • Mothra Vs. Godzilla (1964)
  • Over Her Dead Body (2008) (Used as Gorgo's Roar.)
  • Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
  • The Last Dinosaur (1977) (T-Rex)
  • The Return of Godzilla (1984)
  • Sayonara Jupiter (1984)
  • Shin Godzilla (2016)
  • Son of Godzilla (1967)
  • Ted 2 (2015)
  • Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Shorts

Commercials

  • Doritos
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Imodium
  • Snickers
  • Yellow Tail

Video Games

Arcade:

Online:

  • Castle Cat (1984-1991 version used in a sped up variant for the megadragon end boss when it breathes fire.)

Sega Genesis:

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Video Game) (Heard with sped up variants.)

Super Nintendo:

  • Panel de Pon (Use for the Dragon boss in a higher pitch.)
  • Super Godzilla

Sega CD:

Xbox and PlayStation 2:

  • Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
  • Godzilla: Save the Earth
  • Godzilla: Unleashed

Nintendo Wii:

  • Godzilla: Unleashed

Nintendo DS:

  • Godzilla Unleashed Double Smash

Sega Dreamcast:

  • Godzilla Generations
  • Godzilla Generations: Maximum Impact

TurboDuo:

  • Godzilla: Battle Legends

PC:

  • Godzilla Daikaiju Battle Royale
  • Godzilla Movie Studio Tour (Windows 95)
  • M.U.G.E.N (Only when Godzilla is in it)
  • Godzilla: Crisis Defense

Super Famicom:

  • Godzilla: Monster War
  • Panel de Pon (Used for a Dragon but high pitched speed.)

Game Boy Advance:

  • Godzilla: Domination

Playstation:

  • Godzilla Trading Battle

Game Boy Color:

  • Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars

Sega Pico:

  • Godzilla: Heart Pounding Monster Island

Android:

  • Godzilla Defense Force (Heard when Godzilla arrives)
  • Godzilla: Kaiju Collection
  • Godzilla: Strike Zone
  • Godzilla Smash3

PlayStation 3 and 4:

  • City Shrounded By in Shadow (Only in the Godzilla area)
  • Godzilla (PS3 & PS4)

Music Videos

  • Jamiroquai
  • Jimmy Page
  • Puff Daddy
  • Rage Against The Machine
  • The Wallflowers

Promos

  • Godzilla Promos

Bumpers

  • Godzilla Bumpers

Logos

  • Bandai Home Video (1995-2000's) (Logos)
  • Best Brains Productions - Godzilla vs Megalon (1990-1999) (Logos)

Trailers

  • Godzilla Trailers

Other Media

  • Bandai
  • Dinosaur Toys
  • Trendmasters

Websites

  • Brainpop Tim and Moby Video Series
  • Carzillo 2: The Return
  • Toho Kingdom
  • Wikizilla.org
  • YouTube

YouTube Videos

Anime

Image Gallery

Godzilla Roar/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

Godzilla Roar/Audio Samples

External Links

Godzilla Roar/External Links

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