The sets and lighting are so incredibly good...One could literally stop the film at any point and be impressed by the still image alone. That is the sign of great eye for detail.
The one complaint I have is that everything rushed around, not giving it time to breathe or really develop. It just all happened extra fast. That's not to say it's a pacing issue, because the film flowed very well and the pace did make sense. It had a rhythm to it that made it work at that speed, but moved a lot quicker than it could have....
Does that even make any sense?
Anyway, I love the blur on the flying carp, though the car's blur may have been a tad overdone. The teleporting effect is super-sweet, yet so simple. And the whole sequence at 2:24-2:39 so over the top, and so much fun for that very fact. The map scene, like the teleporting, is a unique mix of simple and complex that just works perfectly.
Some of the animation could have been smoother, but honestly, it doesn't hurt anything. The story and other visuals keep it from being noticed much.
Congratulations on finishing this great film, and thanks for letting peek in on your progress over the years.
I started filming sometime in 2010, and it's hard to imagine working on the same film for all of this time.
Thank you for sticking with it!