While globalization may not be great for the U.S. (that's debatable, but I certainly understand that it has had a devastating impact on a number of wonderful, hard-working individuals), I'm not sure it's a bad thing for Disney or animation as an art form.
Why can't the next Glen Keane come from China or India or some other country besides the United States?
And if this really is just an outsourcing exercise to save money, Disney has to do it too, or it's going to be left in the dust and unable to compete with DreamWorks and the like. If DW outsources and Disney doesn't, DW will see their profit margins increase on each film, which it can then invest in new films, new technologies, talent, etc. Disney will have a hard time being revolutionary (i.e., like this new technique used in Paperman) and a hard time retaining talent like Ron & John, Alan Menken, etc. who could be lured away by ridiculously higher payouts at DW which Disney can't afford to pay because it's costs in making movies is so much higher than DW's cost.
And while Disney holds a special place in my heart and I always want them to do what I think is the "right" thing, at the end of the day, it's a business, and a publicly traded company at that. If Disney films aren't profitable, shareholders will doubtless demand leadership change that will make the company profitable, even if profitability comes in the form of crap like High School Musical 16.
I'm kinda torn myself. I could argue both causes. on one hand, I want the American economy and animation community to recover, to stay here. On the other hand, why should we be against another culture's seeing their own growth in animation?
I guess the bias comes from the fact that china is killing us in so many things, its not hard to root against them.
One of the reasons outsourcing gets a bad rap though is that results are usually worse than what you'd find here. This is usually due to a huge lack of communication from the main studio. But if handled right this could be a great thing for the art form. If they can teach them do do more than just mindless assembly line work and bring the creative people out into the spotlight not only will the results be better, but their culture will have something that they will connect with more.
We are moving toward a global economy, but in the process we're seeing a lot of growing pains, and its hard to see a day where things will level out again enough to where Americans can find jobs in general. Its going to be lopsided for a very long time before we figure this out.