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Will and Dewitt is an Adobe Flash-animated children's cartoon from Canada produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment. The show aired on Kids' WB! in the United States and YTV in Canada between 2007 and 2009 for a single 26-episode season.

The show follows the adventures of a fun-loving 8-year-old boy named Will, whose defining trait is his eagerness to try everything. Supporting him in his eager endeavours is his best friend and pet, a frog named Dewitt, who possesses the ability to change his appearance and size. Always willing to assist Will with whatever challenge he needs help with, Dewitt the support and motivation he needs to overcome any difficulties placed before him and to accomplish whatever tasks must be accomplished.

Interesting fact about this show: The character of Dewitt was originally created by that name as the mascot for Kandoo, a line of children's personal care products that includes bubble baths, wipes, soaps, and bodywash. In fact, the character's face still appears on the packaging on Kandoo products to this day, years after the series ended.


  • Animate Inanimate Object: If Will and Dewitt come across an object that establishes a challenge for the former, chances are it will be alive. This goes for Will's new boots, a key his parents give him, a new alarm clock he gets...
  • Bears Are Bad News: When Will had a hard time looking for a true story, Kate showed him her bruise that resembled a bear.
  • Big Brother Bully: Will's older brother Fred tends to pick on him. Even her little sister Kate tags along with him sometimes.
  • Book Ends: Every episode has a specific musical number that plays at both the beginning and the end.
  • Fantasy Helmet Enforcement: Both Will and Dewitt always wear helmets when bike-riding.
  • Idea Bulb: In the story "You Bet," the frog Dewitt gets an idea, but an Idea Bulb appears over Will's head. Dewitt gripes, "Hey, I'm the one who got an idea," swipes the bulb and places it over his head. He then notes "Hey, we're trying to save energy" and the standard-style bulb changes into a CFL.
  • The Noseless: Shelley The Turtle does not have a nose.
  • Ode to Food: The song for the episode "Double Frog Dare" has one about pickles, claiming them to be "the world's best snack"; it's pretty bizarre once you think about it.
  • Punny Name: Will (as in determination), Dewitt (pronounced as "do it") and Shelley the Turtle.
  • Title Theme Tune: The show's theme tune is packed to the brim with puns based on the names of the two main characters. "You've got the skill, just find the Will and Dewitt!".
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Dewitt's signature power.


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Pickles, Pickles, Pickles

They're the world's best snack... and that's kinda weird.

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