Flint Lockwood is a determined scientist whose goal has been to invent something great ever since he was a child.
Call to Adventure
However, because Flint Lockwood is always inventing something, he was seen as a weirdo ever since he was a kid.
Refusal of the Call
To top it off, Flint Lockwood always fails to create anything useful for his community, yet he still never loses hope.
Meeting the Mentor
Now, Flint's hometown is known for their sardines. But, after sardines were seen as gross world-wide, the people in his hometown were forced to eat them. This in turn prompted Flint to invent a machine that could turn water into food.
Flint tried to power his machine, but it only destroyed the town and gained him disapprovals from everyone, including his father. This causes him to rethink about continuing his inventing career.
However, Flint meets Sam, who encourages him by complimenting his work amd creations.