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Williams Street Productions
Formerly called
Ghost Planet Industries (1994–1999)
Subsidiary
Industry Film and television animation
Founded 1994; 23 years ago (1994)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Key people
Keith Crofford
Mike Lazzo
Owner Time Warner
Parent Cartoon Network
(Turner Broadcasting System)
Subsidiaries Williams Street Records

Williams Street Productions, LLC, (simply known as Williams Street, and formerly known as Ghost Planet Industries, named after Space Ghost's home planet), is an animation studio that is owned by Cartoon Network, a subsidiary of the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. The studio is the in-house production arm of Adult Swim, as well as the network's main headquarters. Keith Crofford and Mike Lazzo oversee operations for the studio building.

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Outside of the studio.

The name originates from the location of the studios (which double as the home office for Adult Swim) at 1065 Williams Street NW in Atlanta, Georgia, near the current offices of TBS and TNT on Techwood Drive. They were the initial base for WTBS when it launched as a superstation in the mid-70s; it and other Turner operations moved into the Techwood campus (which was originally a country club, then the first HQ for CNN soon after CNN moved into the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta) in the early 1980s. The street is named for early Atlanta settler Ammi Williams.

The studio's production logo features a wavy gray image of Space Ghost's fictional studio from Space Ghost Coast to Coast, with the words "Williams Street" beneath it. The soundtrack of Mark VII Limited's production logo (the drum roll and the two clinks of the hammer) is often used while the GPI/Williams Street production card is shown.

In its early years, the Williams Street logo would often be followed by the original Cartoon Network checkerboard logo and the copyright byline against a black or white background. This was changed, in 2004, to a drawing of a skull with the CN checkerboard logo for its teeth. The inclusion of the Cartoon Network logo was removed in 2013, moving the copyright byline to beneath the Williams Street logo.

Filmography[edit]

TV animated series[edit]

Title Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes Started
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Mike Lazzo Based on the original 1966 animated series. The Seasons 9 and 10 were featured on GameTap. 1994–99 (1st run)
2001–04 (2nd run)
2006–08 (3rd run)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro Animated series also known by various alternative titles. It was the first series that had a theatrical movie. One episode was never aired. The longest running original series in Adult Swim history. 2000–15
The Brak Show Jim Fortier, Andy Merrill, and Pete Smith Turner Studios A spin-off of Space Ghost Coast to Coast. This series was 28 episodes, and a webisode was released as the series finale. 2000–03
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter J. J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. (Season 1, ep. 1 [Pilot] only)
Turner Studios (Season 2–4)
The company produced the Pilot, and from Season 2's eleventh episode to Season 4. Reused assets from Birdman and the Galaxy Trio. 2000–01
2004–07
Sealab 2021 Adam Reed and Matt Thompson 70/30 Productions Based on Sealab 2020. 2000–05
Immortal Grand Prix Production I.G IPGX Production Committee
Bandai Entertainment
Bee Train (microseries only)
English dub version. 2003–05
The Venture Bros. Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer Astro-Base GO!
Noodle Soup Productions, Inc. (Pilot & Season 1)
World Leaders Entertainment (Season 2–4)
Titmouse, Inc. (Season 5–present)
The longest running original series on Adult Swim that is still in production. 2003–present
Perfect Hair Forever Mike Lazzo, Matt Harrigan, and Matt Maiellaro 2004–07, 2014
Stroker and Hoop Casper Kelly and Jeffrey G. Olsen Turner Studios 2004–05
Tom Goes to the Mayor Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim Dipshot Films (Season 1)
Abso Lutely Productions (Special & Season 2)
2004–06
Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil Loren Bouchard 2005–07
Moral Orel Dino Stamatopoulos ShadowMachine Films
Fragical Productions
The series ended with 44 episodes. A special was released as the series finale. Seven lost episodes weren't produced. 2005–09
Robot Chicken Seth Green and Matthew Senreich Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Sony Pictures Digital
ShadowMachine Films (S01–06)
Sony Pictures Television
2005–present
Squidbillies Jim Fortier and Dave Willis
12 oz. Mouse Matt Maiellaro It was a series with 20 episodes. A webisode was released as the series finale. 2005–07
Assy McGee Matt Harrigan and Carl W. Adams Clambake Animation 2006–08
Frisky Dingo Adam Reed and Matt Thompson 70/30 Productions
Metalocalypse Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha Titmouse, Inc. 2006–13
Minoriteam Peter Girardi, Todd James, and Adam de la Peña Funny Garbage
Reas International
Monkey Wrangler Productions
2006
The Drinky Crow Show Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan Mirari Films 2007–09
Superjail! Christy Karacas, Stephen Warbrick, and Ben Gruber Titmouse, Inc.
Augenblick Studios (Pilot and Season 1 only)
2007–14
Xavier: Renegade Angel John Lee, Vernon Chatman, Alyson Levy, and Jim Tozzi PFFR
Cinematico
2007–09
The Xtacles Matt Thompson 70/30 Productions A spin-off of Frisky Dingo. 2008
Titan Maximum Tom Root and Matthew Senreich ShadowMachine Films
Stoop!d Monkey
Tom Is Awesome
2009
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole Dino Stamatopoulos Fragical Productions (S01 only)
ShadowMachine Films (S01 only)
Starburns Industries (S02 only)
2010–12
China, IL Brad Neely Neely Comics
Titmouse, Inc.
Working For Monsters (S03 only)
2011–15
Mongo Wrestling Alliance Tommy Blacha Mirari Films Originally called The Galaxy Wrestling Alliance. 2011
Soul Quest Overdrive Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro Based on the short pilot winner of the online contest Big, Über, Network Sampling, sponsored by Burger King. A spin-off of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Black Dynamite Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, and Scott Sanders Ars Nova Entertainment
Titmouse, Inc. (Season 1 only)
N-BOMB SQUAD (Season 2 only)
Cartoon Network Studios (Season 2 only)
2012–15
Mr. Pickles Will Carsola and Dave Stewart HotHouse Productions
Day by Day Productions
2013–present
Rick and Morty Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions
Harmonious Claptrap
Starburns Industries
2013–present
Mike Tyson Mysteries Hugh Davidson Warner Bros. Animation First Warner Bros. Animation original series to be aired on Adult Swim. 2014–present
Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio Brad Neely Neely Comics
Working For Monsters
Titmouse, Inc.
2016
Apollo Gauntlet Myles Langlois Mosaic Media Group
Six Point Harness
2017–present
The Jellies Tyler, The Creator
Lionel Boyce
Bold Fade Productions
Augenblick Studios
Whalerock Industries
2017–present
Samurai Jack Genndy Tartakovsky Cartoon Network Studios Only the fifth season. 2017

TV live-action series[edit]

Title Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes Started
Saul of the Mole Men Craig Lewis Funny Garbage 2007
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim Abso Lutely Productions 2007–10
Fat Guy Stuck in Internet John Gemberling and Curtis Gwinn Cowboy & John Productions 2008
Delocated Jon Glaser PFFR
Unintelligible Grunt
2008–13
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim Abso Lutely Productions 2010–present
Childrens Hospital Rob Corddry The Corddry Company
Abominable Pictures
Warner Bros. Studio 2.0
2010–16
Run It Back Sean Akins NBA
Swindy Films
Turner Studios
Aired only on the Cartoon Network's block CN Real. 2010–11
Off the Air Dave Hughes Million Monkeys Inc. First live-action/animation hybrid series aired on Adult Swim. 2011–present
Eagleheart Michael Koman and Andrew Weinberg Dakota Pictures
Conaco
2011–14
NTSF:SD:SUV:: Paul Scheer 2nd Man On The Moon
Abominable Pictures
2011–13
The Heart, She Holler Vernon Chatman, John Lee, and Alyson Levy PFFR 2011–14
Loiter Squad Odd Future Dickhouse Productions (S01–02)
Gorilla Flicks (Season 3)
The Great Wang Of The Floggnaw Land (Season 3)
2012–14
The Eric Andre Show Eric Andre Abso Lutely Productions
Sick Duck Productions
Naked Faces
Working For Monsters (S01–02)
2012–present
The Restless Bell Dave Drabik and Andrew Benator Fine Line Productions
Turner Studios
2012
The Greatest Event in Television History Adam Scott and Naomi Scott Gettin' Rad 2012–14
You're Whole Michael Ian Black Abominable Pictures 2012–13
Newsreaders Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern, and David Wain The Corddry Company
Abominable Pictures
Warner Bros. Studio 2.0
A spin-off of Childrens Hospital. 2013–15
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Casper Kelly and Dave Willis 2013–present
Hot Package Derrick Beckles Abso Lutely Productions
TV Carnage
Abominable Pictures
2013–15
Black Jesus Aaron McGruder and Mike Clattenburg 5 Mutts Productions
Triage Entertainment
2014–present
Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim Abso Lutely Productions
Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter Jon Glaser PFFR
Unintelligible Grunt
2015–present
Decker: Unclassified Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Abso Lutely Productions 2016–present
Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace Million Dollar Extreme Million Dollar Extreme 2016
Dream Corp, LLC Daniel Stessen Caviar Content Second live-action/animation hybrid series aired on Adult Swim. 2016–present

Internet series[edit]

Title Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes Started
Carl's Stone Cold Lock of the Century of the Week Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro Based on Carl Brutananadilewski from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 2007–present
King Star King J.J. Villard and Eric Kaplan Kurtis
Titmouse, Inc.
Mirari Films (Pilot only)
2014
FishCenter Live Williams Street 2015–present

Blocks[edit]

Title Notes Started
Cartoon Planet Originally ended in 2000, but revived in 2012. Revived block ended in 2014. 1995–2000 (1st run)
2012–2014 (2nd run)
Toonami Originally ended in 2008 on Cartoon Network, but revived in 2012 on Adult Swim. 1997–2008 (1st run)
2012–present (2nd run)
Saturday Video Entertainment System 2003–2004
Miguzi 2004–2007

Failed pilots[edit]

Title Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes Year
Spacecataz Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro A failed spin-off of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 2004
Korgoth of Barbaria Aaron Springer Cartoon Network Studios 2006
Let's Fish Mark Rivers Titmouse, Inc. Both released as part of a variety special called Night of 1000 Pilots. The second (That Crook'd 'Sipp), is based on Freaknik: The Musical's origins. 2007
That Crook'd 'Sipp Nick Weidenfeld, Jacob Escobedo, and Mike Weiss
Lowe Country George Lowe
Stiff Matt Maiellaro
Snake 'n' Bacon Michael Kupperman, Scott Jacobson, and Rich Blomquist Fayettenam Records Corp. Released as part of the online contest Big, Über, Network Sampling, sponsored by Burger King. 2009
Paid Programming H. Jon Benjamin and David Cross Despite being rejected by Adult Swim, the pilot gave way to a project of stand-alone specials based on fake infomercials.
Yappy Broads Madeleine Smithberg Mad Cow Productions All released as part of the online contest Big, Über, Network Sampling, sponsored by Burger King. One of them, Neon Knome, has been re-formatted into The Problem Solverz for Cartoon Network.
Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge Dave Willis and Matt Harrigan 2010
Neon Knome Ben Jones PFFR
Duckworth Dave Willis and Matt Harrigan 2011
Southies Carl W. Adams Clambake Animation
Totally for Teens Derrick Beckles and Sabrina Saccoccio
Guy Suavé: Homicidal Spy Eric Von Hoffman and Jay Johnston Dakota Pictures
Johnston Hoffman Production
Shown as a trailer at The ABC Sunday Night Movie.
Let's Do This! Bob Odenkirk LeFoole, Inc.
Odenkirk Provissiero
2012
Green Bench: The American Day Dream Green Bench Dakota Pictures 2013
Übermansion Zeb Wells and Matthew Senreich Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Re-tooled as SuperMansion for the VOD service Crackle.
Filthy Sexy Teen$ Paul Scheer, Jonathan Stern, and Curtis Gwinn 2nd Man On The Moon
Abominable Pictures
Greenlit as an online series titled Filthy Preppy Teen$ by Fullscreen.
Coffin Dodgers Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein Released on Adult Swim's official website as an "internet-only exclusive".
Rolling with Dad David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith KatzSmith Productions
Bento Box
The Pound Hole Daniel Weidenfeld Working For Monsters
Douggpound
2015
Candy Ranch Three Loco Abso Lutely Productions
Bad Guys Nick Giovannetti and Paul Scheer Bento Box Entertainment
Geezus
2nd Man On The Moon
2016
The Hindenburg Explodes! Rob Corddry, Josh Perilo, and Jonathan Stern Abominable Pictures
The Corrdry Company
Timers Head Productions

Future series and shows in development[edit]

Title Creator(s) Co-production(s) Premiere
FLCL (television series) Production I.G 2018
Mostly 4 Millennials Derrick Beckles
Hot Streets Brian Wysol Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions

Feature films[edit]

Show Co-production Year
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters First Look Studios 2007

Specials[edit]

Title Co-production(s) Notes Year
Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak Only Williams Street special that was aired on Cartoon Network. 2000
Anime Talk Show 2004
Young Person's Guide to History Funny Garbage 2008
Infomercials (See List of specials) 2009–present
Freaknik: The Musical Nappy Boy Entertainment
Titmouse, Inc.
2010
Earth Ghost Special and updated version of the 2007 pilot Lowe Country. 2011
Beforel Orel: Trust Starburns Industries 2012
Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem Titmouse, Inc. 2013
Dan Deacon: U.S.A. Million Monkeys Inc.
Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends Abso Lutely Productions 2014
Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family 2015
Bagboy
The Adult Swim Golf Classic: Daly vs. Scott J.O.N. This special has been released and aired also in an "extend" version. 2016
Gigglefudge USA! PFFR
Everything Is Terrible!
FishBowl Worldwide Media
Brett Gelman's Dinner in America Abso Lutely Productions
The Mark Lembeck Technique Scrubble
Mr. Neighbor's House El Zombie, Inc.
Mantzoukas
Marimacha
The Corddry Company
Joe Pera Helps You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree Chestnut Walnut Unlimited
Scavengers Titmouse, Inc.

Other[edit]

Games[edit]

Music[edit]

Williams Street formed their own music label, Williams Street Records. The label was created after Jason Demarco, Adult Swim's vice president of strategic marketing and promotions, worked on Danger Doom, a project with Danger Mouse and MF Doom in 2005. Danger Mouse had previously worked on the music for Toonami and wanted to do an album that sampled that work. The group suggested the idea to Mike Lazzo; the project was successful. William Street Records now releases a majority of the music related to their shows. The label is managed by Demarco.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stutz, Collin. "Williams Street Records, Killer Mike Defy Music Business Model By Teaming with Adult Swim (Q&A)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°47′02″N 84°23′26″W / 33.784°N 84.3905°W / 33.784; -84.3905