Out for a balloon ride an Owl and a disagreeable cat, Daphne Feline, are marooned on the Island of Simplicity, which is inundated by a giant wave every Thursday. Refusing to believe the warnings of the island inhabitants, Daphne is swept out to sea to be picked up by a pirate ship. By being disagreeable and bossy she rises to captain, only to end up back on the island where she is offered the job of Queen of the Bling Gum people. This she foolishly accepts without asking about terms and conditions, which turn out to be dire. After surviving an attempt to franchise his operations the dreaded pirate Captain Wirewhiskers is persuaded by Owl to help in rescuing Daphne, and Owl and Daphne open a night club in Rio.