Very interesting discussion.
There is a lot of talk about the type of talent we can attract. Rest assured, that the high quality talent is with us. Most of our animators have worked for Disney, Blue Sky, Pixar, Dreamworks, Imagi, etc...
And we are continually getting swamped with emails from others who are working for these studios and originally from Pittsburgh - they want to come home! Others know that they will make a better living here and to most animators, that's what counts. What kind of work will I do and how much will I make? We have the cool projects, and they will make a good living. A win/win situation.
As far as Korea or LA, that is all fine, but if Pittsburgh can get a tiny part of the pie, that is better than none.
- Well said h_curtis.
Keep up the chatter. It's good that people are talking