The age of Mirabel has been confirmed on Twitter by Jared Bush, one of the two directors of Disney's Encanto.

The 60th animated feature film from Walt Disney Pictures tells the story of Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz), the youngest granddaughter of a magical family in Columbia

She is ostracized from the rest of her family due to her ordinariness. But when her family's house, the source of their magic, mysteriously begins to decline in power

However, despite her central role in the narrative, Mirabel's age remains something of a mystery throughout.

As the youngest girl in the family, Mirabel already feels like the odd one out. It only makes matters worse that she has no magical powers, distancing her even more from the rest of her family.

who was ostracized from the family for the opposite reason: his own power of premonition created too much conflict within the family.

The implications of Mirabel's age are significant. Bruno disappeared from the family when Mirabel was only five years old.

The emotional moments of the film are infused with the creators' inside knowledge of the characters. Suffice it to say, they did their homework on creating a fictional world that feels lived in.