“We say that Mickey Mouse isn’t merely an act of genius, but is a reflection of divine truth.” Freddy Friedrich claims to have been overcome with an ecstatic experience watching “Steamboat Willie” at the Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Boulevard when he was twelve. “Have you ever wondered why so many of our favorite cartoon characters are animals, talking animals? It turns out that gods of the earliest religions were anthropomorphic animals. In the modern age, they turned to the theaters to get their messages to us. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Woody Woodpecker are all gods and goddesses.” Friedrich’s Temple of Cartoon is only one of numerous paganist religions that worship cartoon animals.