Ponyo describes her mother as "big and beautiful, but she can be very scary!", which seems an apt description of pretty much any mother.
However, Ponyo really wasn't kidding around, as we finally get to meet her mum and realise that she's the enormous, glowing Goddess of Mercy.
Why It's Great:
There was no actress better suited to voicing this all-powerful sea goddess than the perfectly husky Cate Blanchett, and her booming alto gives Mama Ponyo just the right amount of gravitas.
It's also a visually stunning sequence, as we see the fall-out of Ponyo's magical spillage - the moon is literally falling out of its orbit, and something mysterious has gathered hundreds of boats in one place.