Life in Edge City has always been tough for Stanley Ipkiss. He's as good-natured and decent as they come, but nice don't pay the bulldog or make points with the ladies. Stanley knows he's destined for greater things, but how to get there? Enter the Mask, an ancient artifact that imbues its wearer with the power to do just about anything one desires — especially if one desires zoot suits, pies, mallets, cartoon bug-eyes, and a penchant for Latin song stylings! Stanley Ipkiss now has the world on a string, but there are many in that world of vastly lesser niceness than Stanley who desire the Mask's power for themselves. With great power comes big trouble... and even bigger laughs!