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Williams Street Productions
Formerly
Ghost Planet Industries (1994–1999)
Subsidiary
Industry Film and television animation
Founded April 15, 1994; 24 years ago (1994-04-15)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Key people
  • Keith Crofford (SVP, production)
  • Jason DeMarco (SVP/creative director, on-air)
  • Mike Lazzo (EVP/creative director, Adult Swim)
  • Kim Manning (VP, programming)
  • Walter Newman (VP, original series)
  • Cameron Tang (VP, development)
Parent Turner Broadcasting System
Subsidiaries

Williams Street Productions, LLC, (simply known as Williams Street, and formerly known as Ghost Planet Industries, named after the fictional television studio on Space Ghost's home planet), is an animation studio that is owned by Turner Broadcasting System, a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia. 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 1992-2004 Cartoon Network 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 accompanied by a man yelling "SKULL!!!". The inclusion of the Cartoon Network logo was removed in 2012, 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 Production I.G
Bandai Visual
Bandai Entertainment
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)
2004–06
Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil Loren Bouchard Fluid Animation
Loren Bouchard L.L.C.
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
ShadowMachine Films (S01–05)
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Season 6–present)
Sony Pictures Digital (S01–05)
Sony Pictures Television (Season 6–present)
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 Adam de la Peña, Peter Girardi, and Todd James 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 Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy, and Jim Tozzi PFFR
Cinematico
2007–09
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
The Venture Bros. Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer Astro-Base GO!
Titmouse, Inc.
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 Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions!
Harmonious Claptrap
Starburns Industries (Season 1–2)
2013–present
Mr. Pickles Will Carsola and Dave Stewart HotHouse Productions
Day by Day Productions
2014–present
Mike Tyson Mysteries Mike Tyson, Lee
Stimmer, 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
Titmouse, Inc.
2016
Samurai Jack Genndy Tartakovsky Cartoon Network Studios Only the fifth season. 2017
Apollo Gauntlet Myles Langlois Mosaic Media Group
Six Point Harness
2017
The Jellies! Tyler Okonma and Lionel Boyce Bald Fade Productions
Augenblick Studios
Whalerock Industries
2017–present
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!
2018–present
FLCL Progressive / Alternative Production I.G Production I.G
Toho
2018–present
Ballmastrz: 9009 Christy Karacas Titmouse, Inc. 2018–present

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 A spin-off of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. 2010–present
Childrens Hospital Rob Corddry The Corddry Company
Abominable Pictures
Warner Bros. Studio 2.0
2010–16
Run It Back Mike Terrell and Sean Akins Turner Sports[1]
Turner Studios
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
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
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
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 PFFR
Unintelligible Grunt
2015–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
Joe Pera Talks with You Joe Pera Chestnut Walnut Unlimited 2018–present
Mostly 4 Millennials Derrick Beckles TV Carnage
Sick Duck Productions
2018–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. 2007–16
King Star King J.J. Villard and Eric Kaplan Kurtis
Titmouse, Inc.
Mirari Films (Pilot only)
2014
Williams Stream[2] Williams Street (See Online programming) This service plays highlights of various programs played on Adult Swim's live stream. 2017–present

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[a] Mark Rivers Titmouse, Inc. 2007
That Crook'd 'Sipp[a] Nick Weidenfeld, Jacob Escobedo, and Mike Weiss Based on the origins of Freaknik: The Musical.
Neon Knome[b] Ben Jones PFFR Publicly released in 2010, it has been re-formatted into The Problem Solverz for Cartoon Network.
Lowe Country George Lowe
Stiff Matt Maiellaro
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] Dave Willis and Matt Harrigan 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[3] Diplo, Switch, Ferry Gouw, and Kevin Kusatsu Mad Decent
Titmouse, Inc.
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.
Let's Do This! Bob Odenkirk LeFoole, Inc.
Odenkirk Provissiero
2012
Green Bench: The American Day Dream[c] Jamaal R. Fisher, John Holland, and Nicholas Travis Dakota Pictures
Greenbench Productions
2013
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 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[c] Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein Released on Adult Swim's official website as an "internet-only exclusive".
Rolling with Dad[c] David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith KatzSmith Productions
Bento Box
Sperm Boat[4] Matt Harrigan Flannypop
Thank You, Brain! Productions
The Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour![5] Clare Grant, Rileah Vanderbilt, Seth Green, and Matthew Senreich Danger Maiden Productions
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Shown as a sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con's Nerd HQ,[6] and never released or aired. 2014
Youth Large Nathan Barnatt, Seth Barnatt, and Paul B. Cummings Barnatt Brothers Productions
New Wave Entertainment
Fartcopter[7][d] Rob Huebel Abominable Pictures
The Pound Hole Daniel Weidenfeld Working For Monsters
Douggpound
It has been greenlit as a TV series by TBS for their upcoming late-night programming block co-developed with Super Deluxe.[8] 2015
Gigglefudge, USA! Nicholas Maier and Dimitri Simakis PFFR
Everything Is Terrible!
FishBowl Worldwide Media
2016
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
Bad Guys Nick Giovannetti and Paul Scheer Bento Box Entertainment
Geezus
2nd Man On The Moon
Chuck Deuce Matt Iles, Chioke "Stretch" McCoy, and Lars Kenseth ShadowMachine Films 2018
Trap Universe J.J. Villard Villard Film
Titmouse, Inc.
Dayworld[9][d] Cole Kush and Jay Weingarten Abso Lutely Productions
Daytime Studio
Art Prison Tom Kauffman and Paul Isakson Yum Yum
Starburns Industries
Tropical Cop Tales Toby Harvard and Jim Hosking Another HH Production

Specials[edit]

Stand-alones[edit]

Title Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes Year(s)
Infomercials Various (See List of specials) 2009–present
Freaknik: The Musical Carl Jones and Nick Weidenfeld Nappy Boy Entertainment
Titmouse, Inc.
2010
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 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. 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.
Mantzoukas
Marimacha
The Corddry Company
2016–present
Joe Pera Helps You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree Joe Pera Chestnut Walnut Unlimited 2016
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
Bounce Castle
Also known as Mother, May I Dance with Mary Jane's Fist?: A Lifetone Original Movie for Adult Swim. 2018
Soft Focus with Jena Friedman Jena Friedman CNT Productions
Cool 3D World: "Spurt" Cool 3D World

TV series related[edit]

Title Co-production(s) Notes Year
Space Ghost Coast to Coast: The Mask First and only four Williams Street specials that were aired on Cartoon Network. 1994
A Space Ghost Christmas
Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Jonny Quest 1996
Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak 2000
Anime Talk Show Also known as Adult Swim Brain Trust. 2004
Tom Goes to the Mayor: A Look Behind the Scenes Abso Lutely Productions 2005
12 oz. Mouse Spider-Man Special
Robot Chicken's Christmas Special ShadowMachine Films
Stoop!d Monkey
Sony Pictures Digital
Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2007
The Young Person's Guide to History Funny Garbage Spin-off specials of: Saul of the Mole Men (for the first), and Frisky Dingo (for the second). 2008
The Xtacles 70/30 Productions
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II ShadowMachine Films
Stoop!d Monkey
Sony Pictures Digital
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2.5 2009
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!: Chrimbus Special Abso Lutely Productions 2010
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Stoop!d Monkey
ShadowMachine Films
Sony Pictures Digital
The Venture Bros. - From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy Astro-Base GO!
Titmouse, Inc.
2011
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
DC Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television
2012
The Venture Bros.: A Very Venture Halloween Astro-Base GO!
Titmouse, Inc.
The NTSF:SD:SUV:HISS Infomercial[d] 2nd Man On The Moon
Abominable Pictures
Beforel Orel: Trust Starburns Industries
NTSF:SD:SUV:: - Christmas Activity 2nd Man On The Moon
Abominable Pictures
Swords, Knives, Very Sharp Objects and Cutlery[d] Spin-off special of NTSF:SD:SUV::.
The Eric Andre New Year's Eve Spooktacular Abso Lutely Productions
Naked Faces
Sick Duck Productions
NTSF:SD:SUV:: - Inertia 2nd Man On The Moon
Abominable Pictures
2013
Dan Deacon: U.S.A. Million Monkeys Inc. Also known as Dan Deacon Special.
Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem Titmouse, Inc. Also known as Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem - A Klok Opera.
Robot Chicken: Born Again Virgin Christmas Special Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Sony Pictures Television
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
DC Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television
2014
Robot Chicken: Lots of Holidays Special Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Sony Pictures Television
Also known as The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays (but Don't Worry Christmas Is Still in There Too So Pull the Stick Out of Your Ass Fox News) Special.
The Venture Bros.: All This and Gargantua-2 Astro-Base GO!
Titmouse, Inc.
2015
Bagboy Abso Lutely Productions Spin-off special of both Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule.
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
DC Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television
Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories: Sauce Boy Abso Lutely Productions
Black Jesus: A Very Special Christmas in Compton 5 Mutts Productions
Triage Entertainment
Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories: Tornado Abso Lutely Productions
Awesome 10 Year Anniversary Version, Great Job? 10th anniversary special to Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. 2017
The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Sony Pictures Television
Check It Out! with Scott Clam[d] Abso Lutely Productions
Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special - Special Edition Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Sony Pictures Television
Squidbillies: The War on the War on Christmas
Eric Andre Does Paris Sick Duck Productions
The Kitao Boyz
Delirio Films
2018
Bushworld Adventures

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

Feature films[edit]

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

Future series in development[edit]

Title Creator(s) Co-production(s) Premiere
Lazor Wulf[10] Henry Bonsu 2018
The Shivering Truth[11] Vernon Chatman PFFR and ShadowMachine Films 2019
Tigtone and the Series Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian Babyhemyth Productions and Titmouse, Inc. 2019
OMG! Earth![12] John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner Stoopid Buddy Stoodios TBA

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.[13]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Part of Night of 1000 Pilots.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Part of the online contest Big, Über, Network Sampling, sponsored by Burger King.
  3. ^ a b c d Part of the online contest Adult Swim Pilots, sponsored by KFC.
  4. ^ a b c d e Part of Infomercials.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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