This sound effect can be found on The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas.

Basic Info

  • First recorded: Around 1991 - 1992
  • Creator: Mike McDonough
  • Owner: Sound Ideas (1993-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • ​​​​​​ Year debut: 1993
  • First heard: Doom
  • Area used: Worldwide

This creature effect was created in around 1991 to 1992 by Mike McDonough, by mixing sound recordings of pigs or wild boars to thematically give the impression of a bone-chilling roar from a large monster. The first few seconds of the sound were used in retail versions of Doom in 1993, as an alert sound for the game's final boss, the Spider Mastermind (albeit higher-pitched).

By 1994 and onward, this has been used for various large creatures in some animated TV shows and movies, the most famous of which is often heard for Gyarados in the Pokemon anime. Though somewhat frequently used by some studios, this creature effect is not as used as often as the Sharptooth sounds (also from the same library), Jurrasic Park's T-Rex, Godzilla, and the King Kong roars.

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Used In

TV Shows

Movies

Commercials

  • Coppertone - Powerpuff Girls (Heard once in a low pitch, when Mojo Jojo appears in Blossom's thought bubble.)

Video Games

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  • Serious Sam 2 (Normal and reversed playback for ScorpSoldiers; very high pitched)

Xbox 360:

Xbox One:

Music Videos

Trailers

Web Originals

YouTube Videos

Anime

Image Gallery

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Audio Samples

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