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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.

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Used In

TV Shows


Music Videos

  • Girls' Generation - Lion Heart (2015)


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



Video Games


  • Fox Hunt (Heard once in a deleted scene.)
  • MapleStory (2003) (Video Game) (Drake death sounds only.)
  • Survivalcraft
  • Lion King Lion Killer.exe


Sega CD:

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


  • Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus


  • Return to Pride Rock CD Promo


  • Agent Cody Banks (2003) (Trailers) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) (Trailers) (Heard once in the logo.)
  • All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996) (Trailers) (Heard once in the logo during the teaser trailer shown on "The Pebble and the Penguin" 1995 VHS.)
  • 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 Pebble and the Penguin (1995) (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 (2003) (Trailers)

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