One century ago, the Golden Squirrel places the key to a hidden treasure into a time capsule to be buried in commemoration of the opening of the Central Park Zoo. When the time capsule is opened in... More
One century ago, the Golden Squirrel places the key to a hidden treasure into a time capsule to be buried in commemoration of the opening of the Central Park Zoo. When the time capsule is opened in the present day, the race is soon on between the penguins, lemurs, Marlene, and Fred to reach the legendary treasure before King Rat and his minions do. However, matters become complicated for the zoo gang along the way when the rats catch up to them and carry away Marlene in a failed attempt to gain possession of the key to the treasure. Later, the group displays symptoms of infighting when they confront their individual depraved desires for what could be done with the treasure once claimed, a curse forewarned by a mysterious, elderly squirrel who had stated prior that the treasure had to be destroyed. Eventually, after having gotten a hold of the key, the rats locate the treasure, but the gang soon catches up to them. Following a little more fighting amongst the group, it is revealed that Julien, as the "pure-hearted one" among them, is immune to the treasure's curse, and he proceeds to dispose of the treasure. When the animals return to the zoo and discuss their adventure, a pigeon comes by and asks Private to guard a crystal feather, but everyone but Skipper soon disperses, not wanting anything to do with another ancient mystery.