Tarzan Yell

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Tarzan Yell
Composer Johnny Weissmuller
Released 1932-03-25
Title Origin Official
Loops No

Though there were various yells before it, the most popular Tarzan Yell comes from Johnny Weissmuller who used the yell in the 1932 movie Tarzan the Ape Man. This yell entered the culture and has sense been heard all throughout film, music, and games, despite the sound being trademarked.


Pitfall! (A26)

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Pitfall! (A26)
Output - TIA.svg
Pitfall! - A26 - Vine Fanfare.png
Arranger David Crane
Released 1982-??-??
Length 0:02
Format UNK

In Pitfall!, the Tarzan Yell is heard when Harry grabs onto a swinging vine. This is the first known appearance of the Tarzan Yell in video games. The yell is synthesized on the platform's TIA sound chip.

Tarzan of the Apes (A8)

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Tarzan of the Apes (A8)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1984-??-??
Format SAP

The yell is synthesized on the POKEY.

Tarzan (C64)

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Tarzan (C64)
Arranger Rob Hubbard
Released 1986-??-??
Format SID
Rob Hubbard synthesized the Tarzan Yell for the Commodore 64 SID chip for Tarzan (C64).

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