Williams Street

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This article is about the animation studio. For the road in Nevada, see William Street (Carson City).
Williams Street Productions
Industry Film and television animation
Founded 1994 (as Ghost Planet Industries)
1999 (as Williams Street Studios)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Key people
Keith Crofford
Mike Lazzo
Owner Cartoon Network
Parent Turner Broadcasting System (1994–1996)
Time Warner (1996–2001, 2003–present)
AOL Time Warner (2001–2003)
Subsidiaries Williams Street West

Williams Street Productions, LLC, operating under the name Williams Street (previously known as Ghost Planet Industries from 1994–1998, named after Space Ghost's home planet), is a division of Cartoon Network, which is owned by Turner Broadcasting System, an operational unit of Time Warner. The studio is responsible for Adult Swim original series; Adult Swim is also produced and programmed by Williams Street. Keith Crofford and Mike Lazzo oversee operations for the studio building.


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.


Former/current animated series[edit]

Show Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes Started
12 oz. Mouse Matt Maiellaro Radical Axis It was a series with 20 episodes. A webisode was released as the series finale. 2005–2007
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. 2000–2015
Assy McGee Matt Harrigan and Carl W. Adams 2006–2008
The Big O II Keiichi Sato Sunrise
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)
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. A webisode was released as the series finale. 2000–2003
China, IL Brad Neely Titmouse, Inc. 2011–2015
The Drinky Crow Show Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan Mirari Films 2007–2009
Frisky Dingo Adam Reed and Matt Thompson 70/30 Productions 2006–2008
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter Turner Studios
Allied Arts and Science
Cartoon Network Studios
Immortal Grand Prix Production I.G Production I.G
Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil Loren Bouchard 2005–2007
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole Dino Stamatopoulos Fragical Productions (Season 1 only)
ShadowMachine Films (Season 1 only)
Starburns Industries (Season 2 only)
Metalocalypse Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha Titmouse, Inc. 2006–2013
Mike Tyson Mysteries Hugh Davidson Warner Bros. Animation First Warner Bros. Animation original series to be aired on Adult Swim. 2014–present
Minoriteam Peter Girardi, Todd James, and Adam de la Peña Funny Garbage
Reas International
Monkey Wrangler Productions
Mongo Wrestling Alliance Tommy Blacha Mirari Films Originally called The Galaxy Wrestling Alliance. 2011
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 released. 2005–2008
Mr. Pickles Will Carsola and Dave Stewart HotHouse Productions
Day by Day Productions
Renewed for a Season 2. 2014–present
Perfect Hair Forever Williams Street 2004–2014
Rick and Morty Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions
Harmonious Claptrap
Starburns Industries
Robot Chicken Seth Green and Matthew Senreich Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Stoop!d Monkey
Sony Pictures Digital
ShadowMachine Films (from 2005 to 2012)
Like Aqua Teen Hunger Force, is the Adult Swim most longer series. Renewed for a Season 8. 2005–present
Sealab 2021 Adam Reed, Matt Thompson, Keith Crofford, and Mike Lazzo 70/30 Productions Based on Sealab 2020. 2000–2005
Soul Quest Overdrive Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro Radical Axis A spin-off of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 2011
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Mike Lazzo The Seasons 9 and 10 were featured on GameTap. 1994–2004
Squidbillies Jim Fortier and Dave Willis 2005–present
Stroker and Hoop Casper Kelly and Jeff Olsen Turner Studios 2004–2005
Superjail! Christy Karacas, Stephen Warbrick, and Ben Grube Titmouse, Inc.
Augenblick Studios (Season 1 only)
Titan Maximum Tom Root and Matthew Senreich ShadowMachine Films
Stoop!d Monkey
Tom Is Awesome
Tom Goes to the Mayor Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim Dipshot Films
Abso Lutely Productions
The Venture Bros. Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer NoodleSoup Productions
World Leaders Entertainment
Astro Base GO!
Xavier: Renegade Angel John Lee, Vernon Chatman, Alyson Levy, and Jim Tozzi PFFR
The Xtacles Matt Thompson 70/30 Productions A spin-off of Frisky Dingo. 2008

Former/current live-action series[edit]

Show Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes Started
Black Jesus Aaron McGruder and Mike Clattenburg 5 Mutts Productions
Triage Entertainment
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
Delocated Jon Glaser PFFR
Unintelligible Grunt
Eagleheart Michael Koman and Andrew Weinberg Dakota Pictures
The Eric André Show Eric André Abso Lutely Productions
Naked Faces
Sick Duck Productions
Fat Guy Stuck in Internet John Gemberling and Curtis Gwinn Cowboy & John Productions 2008
The Greatest Event in Television History Adam Scott and Naomi Scott Gettin' Rad 2012–2014
The Heart, She Holler Vernon Chatman, John Lee, and Alyson Levy PFFR 2011–present
Loiter Squad Odd Future Dickhouse Productions 2012–present
Newsreaders Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern, and David Wain The Corddry Company
Abominable Pictures
Warner Bros. Studio 2.0
A spin-off of Childrens Hospital. 2010–present
NTSF:SD:SUV:: Paul Scheer 2nd Man On The Moon
Abominable Pictures
Off the Air Dave Hughes Million Monkeys Inc. 2011–present
The Restless Bell Dave Drabik and Andrew Benator Fine Line Productions
Turner Studios
The Rising Son Dave Drabik and Benjamin Barak Easily Avoidable Entertainment 2009
Run It Back NBA Swindy Films
Turner Studios
Aired only on the Cartoon Network's block CN Real. 2010–2011
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 2007–2010
Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim Abso Lutely Productions 2014–present
You're Whole Michael Ian Black Abominable Pictures 2012–2013
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Casper Kelly and Dave Willis 2013–present

Former/current internet series[edit]

Show Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes Started
Carl's Stone Cold Lock of the Century of the Week Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro Radical Axis Based on Carl Brutananadilewski from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 2007–present
King Star King J.J. Villard, and Eric Kaplan (credited as "Mirari Films") Kurtis
Titmouse, Inc.

Former/current blocks[edit]

Title Notes Started
Cartoon Planet Originally ended in 2000, but revived in 2012. 1995–2000, 2012–2014
Miguzi 2004–2007
Saturday Video Entertainment System 2003–2004
Toonami Originally ended in 2008 on Cartoon Network, but revived in 2012 on Adult Swim. 1997–2008, 2012–present

Failed pilots[edit]

Show Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes Year
Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge Dave Willis Radical Axis Aired as part of the online contest Big, Über, Network Sampling, sponsored by Burger King. 2010
Coffin Dodgers Dave Jeser & Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein Aired only on Adultswim.com as an "internet-only exclusive". 2013
That Crook'd 'Sipp Nick Weidenfeld, Jacob Escobedo, and Mike Weiss Pilot based on the origins of Freaknik: The Musical. 2007
Dream Corp., LLC Daniel Stessen Caviar Content 2014
Duckworth Dave Willis and Matt Harrigan Authority Films Aired as part of the online contest Big, Über, Network Sampling, sponsored by Burger King. 2011
Filthy Sexy Teen$ Paul Scheer, Jonathan Stern, and Curtis Gwinn 2nd Man On The Moon
Abominable Pictures
Green Bench: The American Day Dream Green Bench Dakota Pictures 2013
Korgoth of Barbaria Aaron Springer Cartoon Network Studios 2006
Let's Do This! Bob Odenkirk LeFoole, Inc.
Odenkirk Provissiero
Let's Fish Mark Rivers Titmouse, Inc. 2007
The Lewis Lectures Merril Markoe 2002
Neon Knome Ben Jones PFFR Aired as part of the online contest Big, Über, Network Sampling, sponsored by Burger King. Pilot re-formatted into The Problem Solverz for Cartoon Network. 2010
Paid Programming H. Jon Benjamin and David Cross 2009
The Pound Hole Daniel Weidendfeld Working For Monsters
Rolling with Dad David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith KatzSmith Productions
Bento Box
Snake 'n' Bacon Michael Kupperman Fayettenam Records Corp. Aired as part of the online contest Big, Über, Network Sampling, sponsored by Burger King. 2009
Southies Carl W. Adams Clambake Animation Aired as part of the online contest Big, Über, Network Sampling, sponsored by Burger King. 2011
Spacecataz Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro Radical Axis 2004
Stiff Matt Maiellaro 2007
Totally for Teens Derrick Beckles and Sabrina Saccoccio Abso Lutely Productions Aired as part of the online contest Big, Über, Network Sampling, sponsored by Burger King. 2011
Übermansion Zeb Wells and Matthew Senreich Stoop!d Monkey
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Yappy Broads Madeleine Smithberg Mad Cow Productions Aired as part of the online contest Big, Über, Network Sampling, sponsored by Burger King. 2009

Future series / Shows in development[edit]

Show Co-production(s)
Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter PFFR
TV Sucks Titmouse, Inc.
Cal and Rat Sae Rom Productions Co. Ltd and Bento Box Entertainment
Tight Bros. Clambake Animation
Battle Hi

Feature films[edit]

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


Show Co-production(s) Year
Anime Talk Show Radical Axis 2004
Bagboy Abso Lutely Productions 2015
Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak Primal Screen 2000
Dan Deacon: U.S.A. Million Monkeys Inc. 2013
Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family Abso Lutely Productions 2015
Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends Abso Lutely Productions 2014
Earth Ghost 2011
Freaknik: The Musical Nappy Boy Entertainment and Titmouse, Inc. 2010
For-Profit Online University Abominable Pictures 2013
Live Forever as You Are Now with Alan Resnick AB Video Solutions 2013
Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem Titmouse, Inc. 2013
Swords, Knives, Very Sharp Objects and Cutlery 2nd Man On The Moon and Abominable Pictures 2012
Too Many Cooks 2014
Young Person's Guide to History Funny Garbage 2008




In 2007, Williams Street formed their own music label, Williams Street Records, which is the operating name for the LLC. Under that label, they have released original works of music, some of which are related to their shows. The label is run by Jason Demarco.

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