If a player has The Animator and no one has the Finger of God, then the Animator card states that it counts as the Finger of God. Does this mean it can count as both at the same time in order to fulfill the Meaning of Life goal, so long as no other player has the Hand of God in play?
No. While God Himself may be omnipresent, nothing else can be in two places at once. Since the card shows two things being required, you need to have both slots filled. While the Animator can take the place of the Finger on other Goals, you need him to be himself when the Goal is the Meaning of Life, and he can't do that if he's off on the other side of the card being the Finger of God.
To clear this up on future editions, we should probably change the Animator's fine print from "Counts as..." to "Can count instead as..."