Disney’s ‘Encanto’: Who’s Older Mirabel or Camilo?

Mirabel and Camilo may be close in age, but these characters are different when it comes to their gifts. Here’s what we know about the ages of the Madrigal grandchildren featured in Disney’s animated film Encanto.

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ features Camilo as a member of the Madrigal family

'Encanto' Mirabel voiced by Stephanie Beatriz in an article about 'The Fast and the Furious' looking scared in front of donkeys
Mirabel (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz) from Disney’s ‘Encanto’ | Disney

Most members of the Madrigal family were given magical powers. Camilo, one of the grandchildren in this family, can shapeshift. He periodically transformed into other family members and characters from the nearby village. 

Each character takes on a different role in this family. As noted by Mirabel, her primo Camilo “won’t stop until he makes you smile.” Throughout the film, Camilo changes shape to help those around him. 

He transformed into a mother from the village so she could relax while he took care of her child. He became “another José” to hang a banner. He even transformed into a creepy version of Bruno while performing alongside Dolores and Pepa. 

Mirabel Madrigal, the narrator of Encanto, well, she didn’t receive a gift. She still helped out in her own special way. Staying close in age with Camilo, Mirabel also had a close relationship with all three of her cousins. 

Camilo is just a few months older than his cousin, Mirabel

The Casa Madrigal has every generation living under one roof. The main character of this film, Mirabel, is about 15 years old. The oldest of the Encanto grandkids is Isabela, who almost received a marriage proposal from a local hunk in the village. 

In one family are children Dolores, Camilo, and Antonio, each with specific roles in their family. The second eldest is Dolores, also an estimated 21 years old. According to Screenrant, Camilo is an estimated 15 years old, and only a few months older than his cousin, Mirabel. 

That makes him the middle child of his immediate family, deemed an unofficial “theatre kid” by Disney fans. The youngest of the Madrigal grandchildren is Antonio, who received his magical gift during the events of Encanto.

Camilo appears in the ‘Encanto’ song ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’

Aside from helping out around the house, Camilo sings “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” with his family members. As one of the most popular songs from the animated film, this track earned millions of streams on Spotify, surpassing “Let It Go” on the United States music charts. 

However, it’s still unclear what the future holds for characters like Mirabel and Camilo. When asked what Disney+ spinoff director Bryon Howard is rooting for, the creator mentioned Mirabel’s cousin Camilo. 

“I’d say, Luisa or Camilo,” Howard said during an interview with Collider. “What’s great is that any branch you chose expand on with this family. I think you’d have a blast. Pepa and Félix, I’d watch a show with those two. That would be so fun.”

Encanto is now available on Disney+.

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