The art style is amazing! the panted backgrounds and drawn characters works really well
damn dude, this is freaking awesome. been awhile since I've seen something this good.
This is a really good animation. The art is beautiful, and the setting and characters are well designed. I did feel like the emotions on the characters faces was a bit unclear, or muddy at times. It seemed like they weren't portraying an emotion that matched the dialogue, or else that they seemed to go through several emotions really quickly and it wasn't clear why. For example, with the mother owl and companion owl seeming nervous all the time, they seemed almost too deeply fearful without any explanation, while Zale didn't feel any worry at all. But good job on this animation, I will be returning for the next one!
Kinda find the framerate unsetling sometimes though.
But the art... So much worth it.