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Williams Street Productions, LLC, simply known as Williams Street and formerly known as Ghost Planet Industries, is an American animation and live action television production studio division of Cartoon Network, which is owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment. 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.
|Ghost Planet Industries (1994–1999)|
|Industry||Film and television animation|
|Founded||April 15, 1994|
(Warner Bros. Entertainment)
|Subsidiaries||Big Pixel Studios|
Williams Street Records
Name and logoEdit
The current 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. The facility began as a carpet factory, and later was purchased by Turner as overflow offices (among other things, set building and woodworking facilities were located there, as was CNN Field Engineering) while 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 company's original name, Ghost Planet Industries, came from Space Ghost’s fictional planet, as the talk show was “filmed” on Ghost Planet.
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 1992-2004 Cartoon Network logo and the copyright byline against a black or white background. This was changed, in 2001, to a drawing of a skull with the CN checkerboard logo for its teeth accompanied by a man yelling "SKULL!!!". In 2012, the inclusion of the Cartoon Network logo was removed and moving the copyright byline to beneath the Williams Street logo.
TV animated seriesEdit
|Space Ghost Coast to Coast||Mike Lazzo||Based on the original 1966 animated series. The last 2 seasons were released on GameTap.||1994–99 (1st run)|
2001–04 (2nd run)
2006–08 (3rd run)
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis||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|
|Sealab 2021||Adam Reed and Matt Thompson||70/30 Productions||Based on Sealab 2020.||2000–05|
|Immortal Grand Prix||Production I.G||Production I.G
Bee Train (microseries only)
|English dub version.||2003–05|
|Perfect Hair Forever||Mike Lazzo, Matt Harrigan, and Matt Maiellaro||2004–07, 2014|
|Stroker & 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 (S02)
|Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil||Loren Bouchard||Fluid Animation
Loren Bouchard L.L.C.
|Moral Orel||Dino Stamatopoulos||ShadowMachine Films
|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
ShadowMachine Films (S01–05)
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Season 6–9)
Sony Pictures Digital (S01–05)
Sony Pictures Television (Season 6–9)
|Squidbillies||Jim Fortier and Dave Willis||2005–present|
|12 oz. Mouse||Matt Maiellaro||2005–07; returning 2020|
|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||Adam de la Peña, Peter Girardi, and Todd James||Funny Garbage
Monkey Wrangler Productions
|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)
|Xavier: Renegade Angel||Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy, and Jim Tozzi||PFFFR
|Titan Maximum||Tom Root and Matthew Senreich||ShadowMachine Films
Tom Is Awesome
|Mary Shelley's Frankenhole||Dino Stamatopoulos||Fragical Productions (S01 only)
ShadowMachine Films (S01 only)
Starburns Industries (S02 only)
|China, IL||Brad Neely||Neely Comics
Working For Monsters (S03 only)
|Mongo Wrestling Alliance||Tommy Blacha||Mirari Films||Originally called The Galaxy Wrestling Alliance.||2011|
|Soul Quest Overdrive||Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis||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 (original live-action movie)
(d): Carl Jones
|Ars Nova Entertainment
Titmouse, Inc. (Season 1 only)
N-BOMB SQUAD (Season 2 only)
Cartoon Network Studios (Season 2 only)
|The Venture Bros.||Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer||Astro-Base GO!
|The longest running original series on Adult Swim that is still in production. Premiered in 2003, the company began to produce it from Season 5 onwards.||2013–present|
|Rick and Morty||Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon||Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions!
Starburns Industries (Season 1–2)
|Mr. Pickles||Will Carsola and Dave Stewart||HotHouse Productions
Day by Day Productions
|Mike Tyson Mysteries||Mike Tyson, Lee Stimmer, and Hugh Davidson
(d): Giancarlo Volpe and 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
|Samurai Jack||Genndy Tartakovsky||Cartoon Network Studios||Only the fifth season.||2017|
|Apollo Gauntlet||Myles Langlois||Mosaic Media Group
Six Point Harness
|The Jellies!||Tyler Okonma and Lionel Boyce||Bald Fade Productions
|Tender Touches||David Bonawits, Lauren Payne, and Maxime Simonet||Adult Swim Streams||2017–present|
|Hot Streets||Brian Wysol||Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions!
|FLCL Progressive / Alternative||Production I.G||Production I.G
|Ballmastrz: 9009||Christy Karacas||Titmouse, Inc.||2018–present|
|The Shivering Truth||Vernon Chatman||PFFFR
|Tigtone||Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian||Babyhemyth Productions
|Lazor Wulf||Henry Bonsu
(d): Henry Bonsu and Daniel Weidenfeld
|Bento Box Entertainment
Titmouse, Inc. (Pilot only)
TV live-action seriesEdit
|Saul of the Mole Men||Craig Lewis
(d): Peter Girardi, Craig Lewis, and Tom Stern
|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|
|Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule||John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim||Abso Lutely Productions||A spin-off of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.||2010–present|
|Childrens Hospital||Rob Corddry||The Corddry Company
Warner Bros. Studio 2.0
|Run It Back||Mike Terrell and Sean Akins||Turner Sports
|A remix version of NBA on TNT that which was aired only on the Cartoon Network 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
|NTSF:SD:SUV::||Paul Scheer||2nd Man On The Moon
|First spin-off of Childrens Hospital.||2011–13|
|The Heart, She Holler||Vernon Chatman, John Lee, and Alyson Levy||PFFFR||2011–14|
|Loiter Squad||Odd Future||Dickhouse Productions (S01–02)
Gorilla Flicks (Season 3)
The Great Wang Of The Floggnaw Land (Season 3)
|The Eric Andre Show||Eric Andre||Abso Lutely Productions
Sick Duck Productions
Working For Monsters (S01–02)
|The Restless Bell||Dave Drabik and Andrew Benator||Fine Line Productions
|You're Whole||Michael Ian Black||Abominable Pictures||2012–13|
|Newsreaders||Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern, and David Wain||The Corddry Company
Warner Bros. Studio 2.0
|Also known as Newsreaders with Louis LaFonda. Second and final 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
Abominable Pictures (S01 only)
|Black Jesus||Aaron McGruder and Mike Clattenburg||5 Mutts Productions
|Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories||Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim||Abso Lutely Productions||2014–17|
|Decker||Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington||Both web and TV series, is a spin-off of On Cinema.||2014–present|
|Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter||Jon Glaser||PFFFR
|Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace||Million Dollar Extreme||Million Dollar Extreme
Rent Now Productions
|Dream Corp, LLC||Daniel Stessen||Caviar Content (Season 1)
Alive and Kicking, Inc. (Season 2–present)
|Second live-action/animation hybrid series aired on Adult Swim.||2016–present|
|Joe Pera Talks with You||Joe Pera||Chestnut Walnut Unlimited
|Mostly 4 Millennials||Derrick Beckles||TV Carnage
Sick Duck Productions
|Tropical Cop Tales||Jim Hosking and Toby Harvard||Another HH Production
Alive and Kicking, Inc.
|Carl's Stone Cold Lock of the Century of the Week||Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis||Based on Carl Brutananadilewski from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.||2007–16|
|King Star King||J.J. Villard
Eric Kaplan (co-creator, Pilot only)
(d): Tommy Blacha
Mirari Films (Pilot only)
|The Cry of Mann||Robby Rackleff||AB Video Solutions, LLC||Also known as The Cry of Mann: A Trool Day Holiday Spectacular, or The Cry of Mann: A Trool Day Holiday Spectacular in Eight Parts.||2017|
||Williams Street||(See Online programming)||This service plays highlights of various programs (in talk show and live podcast/chat formats) played on Adult Swim's live stream.||2017–present|
|The Call of Warr||Robby Rackleff||AB Video Solutions, LLC||Only sequel to The Cry of Mann.||2018|
|Spacecataz||Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis||A failed spin-off of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.||2004|
|Korgoth of Barbaria||Aaron Springer||Cartoon Network Studios||2006|
|Let's Fish[a]||Mark Rivers||Titmouse, Inc.||Also known as Let's Fish with Don Conway.||2007|
|That Crook'd 'Sipp[a]||Nick Weidenfeld, Jacob Escobedo, and Mike Weiss||Spun-off into the special Freaknik: The Musical. Episode: "That Tree of Strife".|
|Lowe Country||George Lowe|
|Neon Knome[b]||Ben Jones||PFFFR||Publicly released in 2010, it has been re-formatted into The Problem Solverz for Cartoon Network.||2008|
|Snake 'n' Bacon[b]||Michael Kupperman, Scott Jacobson, and Rich Blomquist||Fayettenam Records Corp.||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.|
|The New Big Ball with Neil Hamburger||Gregg Turkington, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim||Abso Lutely Productions||A failed spin-off of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.|
|Yappy Broads[b]||Madeleine Smithberg||Mad Cow Productions|
|Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge[b]||Dave Willis and Matt Harrigan||2010|
|Duckworth[b]||Also known as Duckworth of Ellington.||2011|
|Southies[b]||Carl W. Adams||Clambake Animation|
|Totally for Teens[b]||Derrick Beckles and Sabrina Saccoccio||TV Carnage|
|Major Lazer||Diplo, Switch, Ferry Gouw, and Kevin Kusatsu||Mad Decent
|Some years later, FXX picked up it for a TV series as part of FOX's Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) block.|
|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.|
|Tight Bros||Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil||Clambake Animation||The series, originally planned to air in 2012, was canceled sometimes before the premiere for unknown reasons.|
|Let's Do This!||Bob Odenkirk, Brian Jarvis, and Jim Freeman||LeFoole, Inc.
|Also known as Let's Do This!: The Story of Cal-Gold Pictures.||2012|
|Green Bench: The American Day Dream[c]||Jamaal R. Fisher, John Holland, and Nicholas Travis
(d): Lawrence Denning, Jr., Larnell Harris, and Louis Hatcher
|Candy Ranch||Three Loco||Abso Lutely Productions|
|Übermansion[c]||Zeb Wells and Matthew Senreich||Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
|Re-tooled as SuperMansion for the VOD service Sony Crackle.|
|Filthy Sexy Teen$||Paul Scheer, Jonathan Stern, and Curtis Gwinn||2nd Man On The Moon
|Greenlit as an online series titled Filthy Preppy Teens by Fullscreen.|
|Coffin Dodgers[c]||Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein||Rough Draft Studios, Inc.||Released on Adult Swim's official website as an "internet-only exclusive".|
|Rolling with Dad[c]||David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith||KatzSmith Productions
|Sperm Boat||Matt Harrigan||Flannypop
Thank You, Brain! Productions
|The Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour!||Clare Grant, Rileah Vanderbilt, Seth Green, and Matthew Senreich||Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Danger Maiden Productions
|Shown as a sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con's Nerd HQ, and never released or aired since then.||2014|
|Youth Large||Nathan Barnatt, Seth Barnatt, and Paul B. Cummings||Barnatt Brothers Productions
New Wave Entertainment
|Fartcopter[d]||Rob Huebel||Abominable Pictures|
|Harold & Kumar||Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (original live-action films)||Lionsgate Television
Bento Box Entertainment
|The Pound Hole||Daniel Weidenfeld
(d): Daniel Weidenfeld and Doug Lussenhop
|Working For Monsters
Rent Now Productions
|It has been greenlit as a TV series by TBS for their upcoming late-night programming block co-developed with Super Deluxe.||2015|
|Doble Fried||Matt Furie||PFFFR
|Gigglefudge, USA!||Nicholas Maier and Dimitri Simakis||PFFFR
Everything Is Terrible!
FishBowl Worldwide Media
|The Hindenburg Explodes!||Rob Corddry, Josh Perilo, and Jonathan Stern||Abominable Pictures
The Corrdry Company
Timers Head Productions
|The Mark Lembeck Technique||Adam Lustick||Scrubble
Alive and Kicking, Inc.
|Bad Guys||Nick Giovannetti and Paul Scheer||Bento Box Entertainment
2nd Man On The Moon
|Episode: "Watch the Throne".|
|Chuck Deuce||Matt Iles, Chioke "Stretch" McCoy, and Lars Kenseth||ShadowMachine Films||2018|
|Trap Universe||J.J. Villard||Villard Film
|Dayworld[d]||Cole Kush and Jay Weingarten||Abso Lutely Productions
|Art Prison||Tom Kauffman and Paul Isakson||Yum Yum
|Ole Bud's ANU Football Weekly||Chris "CP" Powell and Chip Hall||Dutch Treat Productions
Alive and Kicking, Inc.
|Di Bibl||John Lee and Kytten Janae||PFFFR
|Infomercials||Various||(See List of specials)||2009–present|
|Freaknik: The Musical||Carl Jones and Nick Weidenfeld||Nappy Boy Entertainment
|Earth Ghost||George Lowe||Special and updated version of the 2007 pilot Lowe Country. Being premiered on April 1, Adult Swim used it as part of their annual April Fools' Day prank.||2011|
|The Greatest Event in Television History||Adam Scott and Naomi Scott||Gettin' Rad
Electric Soup Productions (Special from 2 to 4)
|Four specials have been produced.||2012–14|
|Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends||Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner||Abso Lutely Productions||2014|
|Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family||2015|
|The Adult Swim Golf Classic: Daly vs. Scott||Jon Daly||J.O.N.
Alive and Kicking, Inc.
|An "extended" version of this special has been released on Adult Swim's official website, and finally it's sponsored by Arby's.||2016|
|Brett Gelman's Dinner in America||Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner||Abso Lutely Productions|
|Mr. Neighbor's House||Jesse Falcon, Brian Huskey, and Jason Mantzoukas||El Zombie, Inc.
The Corddry Company
Alive and Kicking, Inc.
|Two specials have been produced.||2016–present|
|Joe Pera Helps You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree||Joe Pera||Chestnut Walnut Unlimited
Rent Now Productions
|Scavengers||Joseph Bennett and Charles Huettner||Titmouse, Inc.|
|Mother, May I Dance with Mary Jane's Fist?||Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Artemis Pebdani||Abso Lutely Productions
|Also known as Mother, May I Dance with Mary Jane's Fist?: A Lifetone Original Movie for Adult Swim.||2018|
|Soft Focus||Jena Friedman||CNT Productions
|Also known as Soft Focus with Jena Friedman. Two specials have been produced.||2018–present|
|Hunky Boys Go Ding-Dong||Zack Carlson, Bryan Connolly, and Todd Rohal||PFFFR
Steak Beef Bee Jamesandwich Beef Version
|Two specials have been produced. Episodes: "Don't Die Alone" and "Terrific Journey".|
|Gēmusetto Machu Picchu||Maxime Simonet||2019|
|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|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters||First Look Studios||2007|
|Mister America||Abso Lutely Productions||Magnolia Pictures||2019|
Future series in developmentEdit
|Primal||Genndy Tartakovsky||Cartoon Network Studios and Studio La Cachette||Fall 2019|
|Blade Runner: Black Lotus||Alcon Television Group, Scott Free Productions and Sola Digital Arts||TBA|
|Three Busy Debras||Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, and Alyssa Stonoh||Paper Kite Productions and Alive and Kicking, Inc.||TBA|
|Birdgirl||Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter||MP Productions and Awesome, Inc.||TBA|
|OMG! Earth!||John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner||Stoopid Buddy Stoodios||TBA|
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.
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