Jeronicus Jangle is an inventor of toys. His inventions bring joy to all those who know of him. But when his apprentice Gustafson steals his newest, best invention before anyone can see it, as well as his book of inventions, Jeronicus' life falls apart.

Decades later, Jeronicus (Forest Whitaker) can barely make ends meet. However, he finds new hope when his bright young granddaughter Journey (Madalen Mills), a talented inventor herself, appears on his doorstep.