Caroline and the Magic Potion, or as it's known in its home country of Spain, Delgallos, is a film that tries to disguise itself as a much more well-known film. It should be ashamed of itself just for attempting to do so, for it can't even hold a candle to the original in any regard. The first problem one will see is the animation. The models themselves aren't so bad, even if they look kind of weird due to stylistic choices, but the real problem comes in once you see them in motion. The film uses an intentionally low framerate, likely in an attempt to mimic the medium of the film it's trying to copy, but the result is that everything looks disjointed and choppy, and the characters movements are sometimes really jittery as a result. Besides this, the mouths of characters are obviously just textures, which itself results in a Hong Kong Dub, models look like they're superimposed onto 2-D backgrounds, and they oftentimes aren't lit correctly. The voice acting makes it no less tolerable, as the delivery of lines are often stilted and strange, and Dull Surprise is commonplace, most notably the Big Bad, who positively oozes all three. But the writing and plot are what really drag the film into garbage fire territory. For example, the main character's love interest is a full-grown young adult while she's still a Kid Hero; he also stalks her caravan (which comes in handy when he has to catch up with them.) The Big Bad is also really stupid; she utilizes mind control, and forces one of her victims to ask Caroline's kidnapped grandmother for her secret potion recipe, despite possessing the mind control technology in the first place. There are several plot threads that are introduced and then left hanging. For example, it's said that magic exists; that's it, it just exists, seemingly as a way to justify the main characters being able to use magic. Besides that, there's a juvenile Brick Joke about a cat peeing on the floor, an aggressively Totally Radical paraglider who only exists to pop in and solve stuff, an Anvilicious Green Aesop that comes right out of nowhere, and a stupid Running Gag about a police officer's chief asking about food every time he's called. Mix all of this up, plus the fact that it's trying to trick people into thinking that it's related to Coraline, and you get a catastrophic train wreck of a film that can't decide what it wants to be besides a third-rate simulacrum.