This is the Tarzan Yell. Most likely a vocal effect done from voice actors and SFX.


  • First Recorded: 1932
  • Artist: Johnny Weissmuller
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Year Debut: March 25, 1932
  • First Heard: Tarzan the Ape Man
  • Area used: Worldwide

The sound effect was recorded by Johnny Weissmuller, who played Tarzan in the 1932 film, Tarzan the Ape Man (the movie when this sound effect was first used). This sound effect would be used whenever somebody swang on a rope in a Tarzan-like fashion or if the setting was in a jungle.

Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials




  • Tarzan II DVD Commercial (2005)
  • Metlife Tarzan Snoopy Commercial (1996)
  • unfone (2011)
  • Gery Pasta (2008)


VIdeo Games

TV Spots

  • The Emporer's New Groove (2000) (TV Spot)
  • Home on the Range (2004) (TV Spot)
  • Ice Age Continental Drift (2012) (TV Spot)
  • The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) (TV Spot)
  • Madagascar (2005) (TV Spot)
  • The Muppets (2011) (TV Spot)
  • Tarzan (1999) (TV Spot)
  • Tarzan (2013) (TV Spot)
  • Tarzan II (2005) (TV Spot)

YouTube Videos

Image Gallery

Tarzan Yell/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

Johnny Weissmuller
John Weissmuller's MGM Tarzan Yell
Disney's Tarzan Yell SFX (
Donkey Kong
DK Jungle Climber Donkey Kong Voice Clips (
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