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9 Story’s “Dee & Friends in Oz” Debuts Globally on Netflix

By February 5, 2024Featured News, News

The Preschool Series Dee & Friends in Oz is now Available on Netflix

Soundtrack to be Released on February 9 Featuring all-new Music Composed by  Grammy-Nominated Songstress Tarriona “Tank” Ball

February 5, 2024, New York, NY- Take a brand-new journey in Dee & Friends in Oz,” produced by 9 Story Media Group, with animation by their award-winning studio Brown Bag Films. The preschool series premieres today on Netflix with two fun-filled seasons of the series, The Prequel and The Series [1 x 44 special and 16 x 22:00 episodes]! 

“Dee & Friends in Oz” was created by Emmy-winner Angela C. Santomero, the creator of beloved shows “Blue’s Clues” and “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” The series was developed by Emmy-nominated writers Halcyon Person (“Karma’s World” and “Blaze and the Monster Machines”) and Keion Jackson (“Karma’s World” and “Sesame Street”); and directed by Declan Doyle (“Get Rolling with Otis” and “Doc McStuffins”). “Dee & Friends in Oz,” inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, is a musical adventure series about Dorothy “DeeDavis — a girl writing a brand-new story of Oz where every kid has the power inside themselves to be a hero.  

Dee embarks on epic, cinematic adventures alongside her friends to take on obstacles in this magical, musical land. The series’ talented cast includes Tony Award-winner LaChanze, doing double-duty as both Dee’s Grandma and Miss Emerald, the beloved teacher at The School of Oz.  Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart stars as not-so-tough teddy bear, Stuffley. And Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Tarriona “Tank” Ball (Tank and the Bangas) stars as the fun and fabulous villain, Miss Ruby. The voice cast also includes bright young talents Layla Capers as the titular Dee; Sevien Desuyo as Skylar/Scarecrow; Judah Edwards as Quentin/Tin; Sid Kamat as Rohan/Lion; Isabella Velasquez as Emilia/Eastyn; Lumi Pollack as Wanessa/Westyn; and a host of others. 

Within the series, the music is as whimsical and magical as the land itself. It features R&B, hip-hop, funk, gospel, country, rock and more. No matter the genre, the lyrics include positive affirmations that impart powerful messages about confidence, friendship, and community. The music, composed by Tarriona “Tank” Ball is on the show’s first official soundtrack, “Dee’s Journey.”  The soundtrack in partnership with Republic Records: Kids & Family will be released globally on all music streaming platforms February 9 with the lead single, “Proud to be Loud.” 

Watch a full episode on YouTube via Netflix Jr. here 

And now with that, let’s take a leap, Oz is waiting for you!

💎 Stream Dee & Friends in Oz now on Netflix. 💎




9 Story Media Group is a leading creator, producer, and distributor of kids and family-focused intellectual property. Its award-winning animation studio, Brown Bag Films, is recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such asDocMcStuffins,DanielTiger’s Neighborhood,Octonauts,Wild Kratts,andBlue’s Clues & You. The company’s international distribution arm, 9 Story Distribution International based in Dublin, represents 4,400 half-hours of animated and live-action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. Its in-house consumer products division, 9 Story Brands, builds international entertainment brands for kids, with expertise across creative, brand marketing, and licensing. 9 Story’s Creative Affairs Group creates, develops and produces award-winning branded properties using groundbreaking formative research. With facilities in Toronto, Dublin, New York, and Bali, 9 Story Media Group employs over 1000 creative and corporate  


Republic Records: Kids & Family launched as the official children’s division of Republic Records in 2022. The division caters to audiences ages 0-12 with fun and family-friendly music, collaborations, and experiences tailored to early development. Aimed to entertain the whole family, it offers engaging, educational, and explorative content, leveraging innovative partnerships with trusted brands such as Nickelodeon, NBCUniversal, pocket watch and many more. With an emphasis on high quality music and world-class presentation, Republic Records: Kids & Family appeals to little ears and beyond.