Williams Street

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This article is about the animation studio. For the road in Nevada, see William Street (Carson City). For the record company, see Williams Street Records.
Not to be confused with William Street (disambiguation).
Williams Street Productions
Industry Film and television animation
Founded 1994; 22 years ago (1994) (as Ghost Planet Industries)
1999; 17 years ago (1999) (as Williams Street Studios)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Key people
Keith Crofford
Mike Lazzo
Owner Time Warner
Parent Turner Broadcasting System (via Cartoon Network)
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.


TV animated series[edit]

Show Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes Started
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Mike Lazzo The Seasons 9 and 10 were featured on GameTap. 1994–2004
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
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. 2000–2003
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter Turner Studios (Season 2–4)
Allied Art & Science (Season 1, 3 episodes)
Cartoon Network Studios (Season 1, 8 eps.)
J. J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. (Pilot only)
Sealab 2021 Adam Reed, Matt Thompson, Keith Crofford, and Mike Lazzo 70/30 Productions Based on Sealab 2020. 2000–2005
The Big O II Keiichi Sato Sunrise
Immortal Grand Prix Production I.G Production I.G
The Venture Bros. Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer NoodleSoup Productions
World Leaders Entertainment
Astro Base GO!
Titmouse, Inc.
Perfect Hair Forever Williams Street 2004–2014
Stroker and Hoop Casper Kelly and Jeff Olsen Turner Studios 2004–2005
Tom Goes to the Mayor Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim Dipshot Films
Abso Lutely Productions
Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil Loren Bouchard 2005–2007
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
Robot Chicken Seth Green and Matthew Senreich Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Stoop!d Monkey
Sony Pictures Digital
ShadowMachine Films (from 2005 to 2012)
Squidbillies Jim Fortier and Dave Willis 2005–present
12 oz. Mouse Matt Maiellaro Radical Axis It was a series with 20 episodes. A webisode was released as the series finale. 2005–2007
Assy McGee Matt Harrigan and Carl W. Adams 2006–2008
Frisky Dingo Adam Reed and Matt Thompson 70/30 Productions 2006–2008
Metalocalypse Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha Titmouse, Inc. 2006–2013
Minoriteam Peter Girardi, Todd James, and Adam de la Peña Funny Garbage
Reas International
Monkey Wrangler Productions
The Drinky Crow Show Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan Mirari Films 2007–2009
Superjail! Christy Karacas, Stephen Warbrick, and Ben Grube Titmouse, Inc.
Augenblick Studios (Season 1 only)
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
Titan Maximum Tom Root and Matthew Senreich ShadowMachine Films
Stoop!d Monkey
Tom Is Awesome
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole Dino Stamatopoulos Fragical Productions (Season 1 only)
ShadowMachine Films (Season 1 only)
Starburns Industries (Season 2 only)
China, IL Brad Neely Titmouse, Inc. 2011–2015
Mongo Wrestling Alliance Tommy Blacha Mirari Films Originally called The Galaxy Wrestling Alliance. 2011
Soul Quest Overdrive Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro Radical Axis A spin-off of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 2011
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)
Rick and Morty Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions
Harmonious Claptrap
Starburns Industries
Mike Tyson Mysteries Hugh Davidson Warner Bros. Animation First Warner Bros. Animation original series to be aired on Adult Swim. 2014–present
Mr. Pickles Will Carsola and Dave Stewart HotHouse Productions
Day by Day Productions
Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio Brad Neely Titmouse, Inc. 2016–present

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
Decker: Unclassified Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Abso Lutely Productions 2010–present
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 2011–2014
Hot Package Derrick Beckles TV Carnage
Abso Lutely Productions
Abominable Pictures
Loiter Squad Odd Future Dickhouse Productions 2012–2014
Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace Million Dollar Extreme Million Dollar Extreme 2016–present
Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter Jon Glaser PFFR
Unintelligible Grunt
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
FishCenter Live Williams Street 2015–present
King Star King J.J. Villard and Eric Kaplan Kurtis
Titmouse, Inc.
Mirari Films (Pilot only)

Former/current blocks[edit]

Title Notes Started
Cartoon Planet Originally ended in 2000, but revived in 2012. Revived block ended in 2014. 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
Apollo Gauntlet Myles Langlois 6 Point Harness 2016
Bad Guys Paul Scheer and Nick Giovannetti Bento Box 2016
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 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
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
The Hindenburg Explodes! Rob Corddry, Josh Perilo, and Jonathan Stern Abominable Pictures 2016
Hot Streets Brian Wysol Stoopid Buddy Stoodios 2016
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
The Pound Hole Daniel Weidenfeld 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 and shows in development[edit]

Show Co-production(s)
Dream Corp, LLC Artbelly Productions
FLCL (television series) Production I.G.

Feature films[edit]

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


Title Co-production(s) Notes Year
The Adult Swim Golf Classic: Daly vs. Scott Alive & Kicking, Inc. and J.O.N. This special has been released and aired also in an "extend" version. 2016
Anime Talk Show Radical Axis 2004
Bagboy Abso Lutely Productions 2015
Big Grams 2016
Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak Primal Screen Only Williams Street special that was aired on Cartoon Network. 2000
Brett Gelman's Dinner in America Abso Lutely Productions 2016
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
Gigglefudge USA! PFFR, Everything Is Terrible!, and FishBowl Worldwide Media 2016
Infomercials (See List of specials) 2009–present
Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem Titmouse, Inc. 2013
Young Person's Guide to History Funny Garbage 2008




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]


  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. 

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