Born On This Day — September 24


My school and the cinema were only a few buildings apart on the same street. The bad education I received at school was rectified when I went to the cinema. My religion became the cinema. Of course one could create one’s own belief system, and anything that helps or supports you in life can be seen as covering the function of religion. In that sense you could consider cinema my religion, because it is one of my major stimuli that I have for living. Cinema has that aspect of devotion to saints and idolatry as well. In that sense it is entirely religious.

—Pedro Almodóvar
Brad Bird

Animation is not a genre, it’s a medium. And it can express any genre. I think people often sell it short. But “because it’s animated, it must be for kids.” You can’t name another medium where people do.

—Brad Bird
Jim Henson

When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better for my having been here. It’s a wonderful life and I love it.

—Jim Henson