Williams Street DVDs

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Background

Williams Street DVDs (also known as Williams Street DVD Whores and Williams Street DVD Sluts) is the home media distribution division of Williams Street, a production sub-arm of Cartoon Network. The division was established in 2006 and handles DVD releases of most Adult Swim shows, as well as Cartoon Network's more adult-oriented productions. They didn't use an on-screen logo until 2008.

(October 7, 2008- )

Nickname: "The Backstabbing Skeleton"

Logo: On a light gray background, we see the words "WILLIAMS STREET" in a serif-like font, above a gentleman and a skeleton. The text is curved in an arc shape. Underneath, we see the text "DVDS" in the same font. The skeleton is holding an arrow and hits the gentleman's back several times, while pointing at him with its other arm. The logo disappears for a split-second at the end.

Trivia: This logo was also featured in an AS bump from 2010, as well as the DVD promotional bumps between 2006 and 2010.

Variant: Sometimes, the word "DVDS" is omitted.

FX/SFX: The skeleton hitting the gentleman's back. Basic 2D animation made in the same way as the Williams Street Games logo.

Music/Sounds: A short violin piece, with hitting sounds.

Availability: Current and very common. First seen on the S3 DVD release of Robot Chicken, and later seen on DVD releases of several Adult Swim shows, such as Squidbillies, The Venture Bros., Frisky Dingo, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Metalocalypse and Rick and Morty. It strangely appeared on the 2013 Cartoon Network Blu-Ray release of seasons 1 and 2 of Regular Show; however, this logo is hidden, so you have to use a DVD extraction tool like Handbrake, Leawo or MakeMKV in order to view the logo.

Legacy: The sad violin music and creepy imagery may shock people.

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