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->"''The problems of the future, today!''"
--> The site's old motto

->"''Everything, by everyone.''"
--> The site's new motto

[[http://www.newgrounds.com Newgrounds]] is a very popular WebAnimation and WebGames site, where you'll find far over 240,000 Flash animations and games submitted, watched and played by over 6,000,000 users. It's quite big, in other words. The site's owner, Tom Fulp, started the site to showcase his flash in the late '90s, but soon other artists began to ask him if they could appear in the site too.

This eventually led to the creation of the internet's first automated portal, where users submit their flash to the site and users of the site then vote to see if the animation should continue on the site ("saved") or should be deleted ("blammed"). The site has grown considerably since then. For a more detailed history of the site, see their page [[http://www.newgrounds.com/wiki/about-newgrounds/history here.]]

Like Website/YouTube and other user generated sites, you'll find flashes that are close to TrueArt (check out some of the stuff below!) and flashes that are [[SturgeonsLaw as bad as you might expect from such a large collection of animation]]. Indeed, some [[JerkAss groups]] like to submit bad flashes [[{{Troll}} just to laugh at the reviews]] (the worst ones generally don't last long before getting blammed). And the site has great deal of very, VERY {{NSFW}} content (when they say adult content, they mean it!). You've been warned.

Newgrounds also features audio portal where people can listen and download user-made songs for free and use it in their works. They also have an art portal where the content differs greatly from the art found in Website/DeviantArt.

If you wish to get an even better idea about with all this is about, check out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFS7APAApBA this video]] about the site's history and role in the evolution of animation and Internet media. Newgrounds user [[http://thewax70.newgrounds.com/ thewax70]] captures the spirit of the site and its motto quite effectively in [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/487854 this Flash animation]], which features more than 40 of Newgrounds' original animations and games.

Some of the more famous animations and viral videos that originated from (or, at least, were made famous by) Newgrounds are:
* ''VideoGame/AbobosBigAdventure''
* ''VisualNovel/AirPressure''
* ''VideoGame/AlienHominid''
* ''VideoGame/AliceIsDead''
* ''WebAnimation/AnimatorVsAnimation''
* WebAnimation/{{Animutation}}s, such as ''Hyakugojyuuichi''
** ''WebAnimation/ColinMochrieVsJesusHChrist fanimutrilogy''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}}''
* ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}''
* ''VideoGame/ASmallTalkAtTheBackOfBeyond''
* ''VideoGame/{{Assassin}}''
* ''WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries'' by Creator/{{Egoraptor}}
* ''WebVideo/BarneyBunch''
** ''WebVideo/SecretMissingEpisodes''
* ''WebAnimation/BaronVonBrunk''
* ''VideoGame/BattleBlockTheater''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Blockhead}}''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Brackenwood}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheBrightInTheScreen''
* ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints''
* ''WebAnimation/BurntFaceMan''
* ''VideoGame/ButtonGameSeries''
* ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers''
* The ''WebAnimation/{{CCC}}'' series.
* ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn''
* ''Website/TheClockCrew''
* The ''VideoGame/ColourMySeries''
* ''VideoGame/DadSeries''
* ''WebAnimation/DeclineOfVideoGaming''
* ''VideoGame/{{Depict 1}}''
* ''VideoGame/DontShitYourPants''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}}''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Eddsworld}}''
* ''VideoGame/EverybodyEdits''
* ''VideoGame/{{Exmortis}}''
* ''VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures''
* ''WebAnimation/FF7AboutRandomBattles''
* ''WebAnimation/FinalFightingFantasy''
* ''WebAnimation/FloatingHands''
* ''WebAnimation/FourSwordsMisadventures''
* ''VideoGame/TheGame''
* ''WebAnimation/GirlchanInParadise''
* ''VideoGame/GretelAndHansel''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gyossait}}''
* ''WebAnimation/HalfFull''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Larry}}''
** ''VideoGame/LarryAndTheGnomes''
* ''VideoGame/LabOfTheDead''
* ''WebAnimation/LeoAndSatan''
* ''WebAnimation/LuckyDayForever''
* ''VideoGame/MadKarateMan''
* ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat''
* ''VideoGame/MarioMarioAceAttorney''
* ''VideoGame/MeatBoy''
* ''VideoGame/MiamiShark''
* ''WebAnimation/MortalKombatVsStreetFighter''
* ''VideoGame/{{Myosotis}}''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Nameless}}''
* ''WebAnimation/NazoUnleashed''
* ''WebAnimation/NeuroticallyYours''
* ''VideoGame/NewgroundsRumble''
* ''WebAnimation/NintendoOldSchoolRevolution''
* NumaNuma
* ''VideoGame/PauseAhead''
* ''WebAnimation/PerfectKirby''
* ''WebAnimation/PhoenixWrong''
* ''VideoGame/{{Phoenotopia}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pico}}''
** ''WebAnimation/{{Piconjo}}''
* ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals''
* ''WebVideo/PubeMuppet''
* ''VideoGame/ReliveYourLife''
* ''WebAnimation/RetardedAnimalBabies''
* ''VideoGame/RiddleSchool''
* ''VideoGame/RoadOfTheDead''
* ''VideoGame/RoninSpiritOfTheSword''
* ''WebAnimation/SaladFingers''
* ''VideoGame/SamuraiAsshole''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Siblings}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Snailiad}}''
* ''WebAnimation/SockSeries''
* ''WebAnimation/SonicShorts''
* ''Music/StarBomb''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario63''
* ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ''
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashFlash''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Tankmen}}''
* ''WebAnimation/ThereSheIs''
* ''WebAnimation/TheThwomps''
* ''VideoGame/TimeFcuk''
* ''VideoGame/TheImpossibleQuiz''
* ''WebAnimation/TheRealLegend''
* ''WebAnimation/TheReturnOfGanondorf''
* ''VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Tome}}''
* ''WebAnimation/TomorrowsNobodies''
* ''VideoGame/TossTheTurtle''
* ''VideoGame/TowerOfHeaven''
* The flash video for "Music/UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny"
* ''WebAnimation/VGExiles''
* ''WebAnimation/WackyGameJokez4Kidz''
* ''VideoGame/WastedYouth''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Waterman}}''
* ''WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob''
* ''WebAnimation/XiaoXiao''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Xin}}''
* ''WebAnimation/{{Xombie}}''
* ''VideoGame/YouOnlyLiveOnce''

And so forth.

We could list the number of tropes used on Newgrounds, but given that it has so many movies, that would probably list every {{trope}} ''[[TropeOverdosed ever]]'', so we will just list {{tropes}} applying to the site itself.

There is also a fan made [[TheWikiRule wiki]], which has recently undergone some WikiMagic, but could still use a little more. [[http://newgrounds.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page]]

!!The site itself features examples of:
* AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark: The site early in its run was guilty of this. With the dawn of WebTwoPointOh, along with the release of the taboo-breaking [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark trope namer]], the site's creators were encouraged to push the boundaries of both humor and technology, using Adobe Flash to create [[CrossesTheLineTwice delightfully]] [[VulgarHumor vulgar]] movies and games. This trope would be phased out over time, as both technology and adult animation refined themselves throughout the [[TurnOfTheMillennium new mil]][[TheNewTens lennium]].
* AscendedFanboy: Several artists, musicians, animators, and various other notable artists have gone on to [[Creator/FUNimation work]] for major [[Creator/CartoonNetwork studios]], tour around the world, or start their own indie media labels.
* GottaCatchThemAll: The secrets. With the redesign all but one are gone, but the crew is planning on creating new ones.
* {{Gorn}}: The "Ultra Voilence" category is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin made up of ultra violent flashes]].
* MedalOfDishonor: The "Turd of the Week" award was supposed to be this, as it was given to the lowest-scoring flash without being blammed. However, it encouraged many creators, particularly ones from ''Website/TheClockCrew'' and other {{troll}} groups, to spam the portal with crappy flashes. While still present, it's no longer noted in the Classic Portal to discourage people from actively ''trying'' to go for this ''reward''.
* NotTheIntendedUse: After VideoGame/GeometryDash update 1.9, many Geometry Dash players began to steal and upload content to the Audio Portal to [[GoneHorriblyWrong use in Geometry Dash.]]
** On February 1st, 2017, Both [=TomFulp=] and [=Robtop=] announced fixes on both ends to resolve this issue ending conflict between both communities.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Most content lies on the silly end of the scale, but the website does have a "Drama" section for more serious works.
* SturgeonsLaw: [[DefiedTrope Defied]] with the site's "blam" system, which allows users to vote flashes off the site. However, because Newgrounds has so many flashes to begin with, it's inevitable that crappy flashes will still slip through the cracks.
* TankGoodness: The site's logo that has been used for years is a man in a tank.
* WebTwoPointOh: Newgrounds was at the forefront of sites that allowed users to create and submit their own content, with the creation of the Flash Portal in 2000.