They get help from Jasmine,
a young genius, and the school’s tough guy, Mario. Jasmine suspects the mad scientist, Mr. Schlockerman, because
his theme park, which was to open on Children’s Day, was shut down by the government because of a permit snag. Wearing
turbo-powered roller skates, the kids head off to confront Schlockerman and find him bitter because the Schlockerworld mascot
– his beloved pet rat Baby Cakes, the break-dancing wonder – was all set to become even more famous than
that other theme park rodent.
Schlockerman confesses that
in anger, he gave a large supply of invisible ink to a mysterious stranger who vowed to help him get even. This tip leads
the kids to a sandwich shop where they meet Jane, a spunky teenage girl. Jane explains how she’s seen suspicious meetings
lead by Madame Dupree, who runs the local orphanage. To get near Madame Dupree, Jane suggests they get help from the kindly
Sir Davenport, a champion of children’s causes.
Davenport gets them into the orphanage, but Madame Dupree is uncooperative. However, they meet a lonely girl, Melissa, who
has overhead unusual dealings with a company called C.A.T. (Calendars and Timepieces Inc.) This is run by the sleazy Mr. Wyse.
On their way to confront him, the kids are shadowed by a ninja. The ninja turns out to be Jane, sent by the Department of
Children’s Holidays to watch over them and make sure they don’t run into trouble.
With Jane’s help, they sneak into Mr. Wyse’s office to find proof, but are caught and caged – betrayed
by the one who really stole Children’s Day -- Sir Davenport! Apparently, he never got over his own lonely past and is
trying to inflict the same sorrows on children all over the world. Fortunately, Mario breaks loose and frees his friends,
and in the final show-down, the children (armed with itch guns and whoopee cushions) defeat Sir Davenport and his goons.
Schlockerman and Baby Cakes arrive on the scene, apologetic for their part in the
mess. Sir Davenport repents, too, as his heart has been touched by the children, particularly Melissa who befriends him, despite
Sir Davenport begs Melissa to
forgive him, and when she does, he decides to adopt her. Now neither one will ever be lonely again.
Jane gets the Department of Children’s Holidays to sort out Schlockerman’s
permits so Schlockerworld can open, which delights Schlockerman as his dancing rat Baby Cakes can at last reign supreme.
And our brave young heroes are praised by all as Children’s Day is restored to
the delight of children everywhere.