"The Thief of Bagdad" tale is now retold and relocated to ancient China. D.B. was abandoned at birth and rescued from the docks of Shanghai to grow into an impetuous thief who steals to provide food for the street children. Now D.B. and his wise partner Bird, have their eyes on stealing the royal court's jewels. They plan to get in to the court by wooing the Governor's daughter, Princess Li Wei.