Williams Street Productions
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Background: Williams Street Productions, LLC is a production sub-arm of Cartoon Network established in 1994 first under the name of Ghost Planet Industries to produce animated shows for the young-adult audience, also opening a small subsidiary as Williams Street West so that Matt Harrigan could work for Viacom International and Williams Street without having to return to Atlanta constantly, closing its doors after he stopped working for Viacom (though the subsidiary was revived in 2017). All its shows are currently aired on Adult Swim.
(July 28, 1995-)
Logo: On a very pale gray background, we see a corner shot of a dark gray building (this building is not the Williams Street office, but the Ghost Planet building where Space Ghost does his interviews; it later appeared in CGI in the intros to SGC2C and Toonami). Under it, it would say one of these texts:
- July 28, 1995-December 25, 1998, May 7, 2001-January 1, 2003: "GHOST PLANET INDUSTRIES", in a "ghost" font is below the building.
- October 22, 1999-: "WILLIAMS STREET"
- There is also an inverted version of the GPI logo with the gray BG and the building in white on season 7 of SGC2C. The first episode of S7, "Kentucky Nightmare", used an more slightly distorted version of that variant, along with S8 episode, "Baffler Meal".
- On recent Adult Swim shows from 2012 and onwards, the logo has (barely readable) Cartoon Network copyright information, and it does not cut to the Cartoon Network "Skull". Also, the logo has been converted to letterbox.
- On the first episode of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (the only episode of the show to have this logo), the logo is tintedblue.
- On the Space Ghost episode "Flipmode", the logo is in static.
- On The Eric Andre Show, "Bird Up", Eric Andre in a green suit with a parrot appears at the bottom left corner of the screen. He says "Yah Boobay" over and over again.
- On the Children's Hospital episode "The Show You Watch", the logo is redesigned to fit in with the 50s motif of the episode, like all the other logos along with it. The logo is now flat, simplistic, and more cartoony, sort of resembling a UPA/H-B background design, and the "WILLIAMS STREET" text is also in a different font. The logo does not wave in this variant, and thus is completely still, no animation at all.
- On Brak Presents The Brak Show Starring Brak, the logo is on a paper taped to the background.
- On The Eric Andre show season 2 finale, the logo has a darker sound that gets slightly louder, the logo also appears more fuzzy than usual.
- On Mister America, the logo appears in the end credits alongside the Magnolia Pictures and Abso Lutely Productions logos.
FX/SFX: Very little. A subtle waving of the logo.
Music/Sounds: The ever popular Mark VII Limited "Hammer" sound from 1967-1971, containing two strikes of the hammer (three for the Ghost Planet Industries version), being shortened on some shows.
- In other cases, it used the closing theme of the show (If you listen closely, certain shows (such as early seasons of Robot Chicken) still have a bit of Master Shake from ATHF yelling "dance!" really quickly which is taken from him saying "Dancing Is Forbidden!" from the first episode of ATHF).
- Sometimes, it's silent. One example is the SGC2C S3 episode "Sharrock" to observe the memory of Sonny Sharrock, the show's musician.
- On Squidbillies, it's the respective ending theme of the show.
- On the SGC2C S4 episode "Boatshow", Space Ghost is heard underneath announcing "This has been a Ghost Planet Industries production. (does a spit take) That's what I did in rehearsal, and everybody laughed."
- On the SGC2C S7 episode "Kentucky Nightmare", the music is a long held out metal guitar riff played 2 times in place of the hammer strikes. A similar variant appeared on the S8 episode, "Baffler Meal", but also includes Space Ghost yelling "NOOOO!!!".
- On The Eric Andre Show's episode "the Eric Andre Show 15", the logo cuts out early and we hear the 2nd hammer strike while the screen was black.
Availability: Common. The "Ghost Planet Industries" variant can be found on 1995-2001 episodes of Space Ghost Coast to Coaststarting with the S2 episode, "Sleeper" (as well as its finale "Live At The Fillmore", aired in 2004, due to the fact that said episode is unfinished and so its entire end credits sequence, logos and all, is just the one from the GPI-era episode "Kentucky Nightmare"), as well as the rather obscure Cartoon Planet. The "Williams Street" one can be seen on most everything Adult Swim produced recently, and SGC2C episodes from season 6. It is also seen at the beginning of Aqua Team Hunger Force: Colon Movie Film for Theaters. It can also be seen on Rick and Morty, as well as season 5 of Samurai Jack, and the 2 new FLCL seasons (ProgressiveandAlternative) as well. Strangely, this logo does not appear on IGPX (both the 2003 microseries and the full 26-episode show from 2005).
(October 8-December 3, 1999,September 2, 2001-)
Nicknames: "The Space Ghost Logo II", "The CN Building II", "The CN Factory II", "The Adult Swim Logo II"
Logo: Same as before, but the letters are farther apart (and in a different font), the waving is bigger and it has a smoother and faster rate. The image quality is also better.
- On the Sealab 2021 episode "Murphy Murph and the Feng Shui Bunch", Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force (voiced by Dana Snyder) breaks the Williams Street logo, along with the 70/30 Productions and the Cartoon Network Productions logos.
- Stroker and Hoop used a copyright stamp below the logo.
- A sepia variant exists.
FX/SFX: The waving.
Music/Sounds: Same as before. On Sealab 2021, it's the closing theme of the show, or a soundbite.
- When this logo debuted on the SGC2C episode "Chambraigne", we hear three strikes of the hammer.
- On the "Murphy Murph and the Feng Shui Bunch" variant, Master Shake and Meatwad (off screen, voiced by Dave Willis) have this conversation:
Master Shake: "Seventy-Thirty. Is this yours?"
Meatwad: "That's not mine!"
Master Shake: "'Cause it's gone!"
Meatwad: "You're breaking somebody else's things now."
Master Shake: "It's cheap looking and it's outta here. What kind of crap is this, did an elephant paint this?!"
Availability: It was first seen on the SGC2C episode "Chambraigne", and is regularly seen on Sealab 2021, Squidbillies (seasons 1 and 2), Frisky Dingo, Lucy: The Daughter of the Devil, season 2 of Delocated, and the first episode of Stroker and Hoop.
Editor's Note: Merely a variant of the logo above, but the image quality is clearer.
(December 21, 2000-December 31, 2003)