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  • Mirabel's birthday is on March 6,[1] in homage of Gabriel García Márquez, whom the Encanto staff drew inspiration from his works on magical realism.[2][3][4]
  • Many people believe Mirabel's full name to be "Mirabel Valentina Rojas Madrigal" according to The Art of Encanto book. However, the storyboarder has confirmed that this is not her full name, and that she was just playing around with potential names for the main character.
  • The reason why Mirabel did not get a magical gift was intentionally left unexplained in the film because the directors felt it was unnecessary since it was not the point of the film, and believed that "she is who she needs to be for a very good reason."[5]
    • Though, it's theorized that the reason she didn't get a gift is because when she touched the candle, she had wiped her hands on her outfit, getting rid of the 'magic' from her hands. An alternate version of this theory involves that the magic from her hands had absorbed into her, implying that she herself is the gift. This theory has been debunked by director Jared Bush.[6]
    • Another theory, and quite popular, is that Mirabel will follow in her Abuela's footsteps, and become the next matriarch of her family and protector of the magic of the Encanto.
    • In earlier drafts of the film, it would have been revealed at the end that Julieta somehow purposefully prevented Mirabel from getting a gift in order to shield her from the family pressure.[7]
  • Mirabel is the fourth Disney animated protagonist to wear glasses (after Milo Thatch, Chicken Little, and Lewis Robinson), and is also the first female protagonist to do so.
    • Mirabel's glasses are an important part of her design, with production designer Lorelay Bove stating that "one of the film's main themes is perspective — how different points of view can affect a relationship — and having our main character wear glasses was an intentional choice to reinforce that theme."[8]
    • Initially, during the "Vanellope and the Princesses" sequence in Ralph Breaks the Internet, Snow White was to reveal she was actually nearsighted and needed glasses. There was even some merchandise portraying Snow White wearing glasses, but, for some reason, this trait was dropped.
  • The name Mirabel means "wonderous" or "of wondrous beauty".
    • The "Mira" in Mirabel's name comes from the Spanish word mirar, which means "to look". This was an intentional choice for thematic relevance.[9][10]
    • Her name is also a slight scrabble of "miracle'.
  • Early in production, the character's name was Mariana.[11] Another early name choice for the character was Beatriz, which is coincidentally the surname of Mirabel's voice actress.[12]
    • Many Latin American viewers believe that Mirabel's name was meant to be Maribel, as Mirabel is not an actual Spanish name and would be a very uncommon name in Colombia.
  • Mirabel is the second human female protagonist from the Disney Animated Canon to debut in 2021, after Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon.
    • This marked the first time in history that two human female protagonists from two different Walt Disney Animation Studios films debuted in the same year.
  • Her voice actress, Stephanie Beatriz, starred in the 2021 Warner Bros. live-action movie adaptation of In the Heights with Lin-Manuel Miranda, where Beatriz played the character of Carla. Conversely, Miranda himself wrote the songs for Encanto with In the Heights (also featuring Miranda's contribution to the film based on the musical) being released the same year as Encanto.
  • Mirabel is the first Disney female protagonist to have a number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. She achieved this after "We Don't Talk About Bruno" peaked at number one on said chart.
  • Mirabel sweats when she is nervous. At her gift ceremony, she can be seen wiping the sweat off of her hands (or wiping the candle, as some theories say) just before she touches the doorknob. She is also sweating when she is chasing Bruno in the walls of Casita during the movie's climax, as Bruno says that she's "very sweaty" when he is grabbing her hand to prevent her from falling.
  • Stephanie Beatriz was pregnant with her daughter Rosaline when she recorded her dialogue and songs and went into labor while recording "Waiting on a Miracle". Following her birth, she apparently instinctively knew the songs by heart at only six months.[13]
  • Mirabel and Dolores are the only female members of the family whose names don't end with an "a".
  • Despite being the youngest of her sisters, Mirabel’s voice actress, Stephanie Beatriz, is actually the oldest of the actresses, being six years older than Diane Guerrero, Isabela's actress, and fourteen years older than Jessica Darrow, Luisa's actress.
  • According to technical supervisor Nadim Sinno, Mirabel uses the 3B texture for her curly hair, which the animation department had to learn from making Mirabel’s hair realistic.
  • It is seen in "The Family Madrigal" that Mirabel is good at playing an accordion.

Similartities[]

Ronnie Anne

Mirabel, like Ronnie Anne Santiago, lives with a big family.

To Disney characters[]

To Non-Disney characters[]

  • She is like Ronnie Anne Santiago.
    • Both families are hispanic.
      • Mirabel is Colombian while Ronnie Anne is Mexican.
    • They are both youngest granddaughters.
  1. Bush, Jared (March 1, 2022). "Mirabel's birthday". Twitter.
  2. Bui, Hoai-Tran (November 24, 2021). "Encanto Directors On Creating Disney's First Magical Realist Musical [Interview]". Slashfilm.
  3. Avestruz, Chelsea (March 7, 2022). "Mirabel's Birthday Is Another Perfect Encanto Easter Egg". Screenrant.
  4. Bush, Jared (March 18, 2022). "Meaningful Birthdays". Twitter.
  5. Radulovic, Petrana (November 27, 2020). "Encanto’s directors talk the movie’s big mystery". Polygon.
  6. [1]
  7. Kenney, Jamie (March 23, 2022). "Encanto Writer & Co-Director Charise Castro Smith Reveals The Film Almost Had A Completely Different Ending". Romper.
  8. Giardina, Carolyn (January 5, 2021). "‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee’ and ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Artists Detail How They Designed Their Animated Characters". Hollywood Reporter.
  9. Bush, Jared (December 27, 2021). "Mirabel's name". Twitter.
  10. Bush, Jared (February 12, 2022). "Mirabel's glasses". Twitter.
  11. Sharpe, Josh (December 9, 2020). "Exclusive: New Details for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Encanto’". The Disinsider.
  12. Bush, Jared (January 22, 2021). "Mirabel's early name". Twitter.
  13. Davies, Chloe (March 3, 2022). "Encanto Star's 6-Month Old Baby Recognizes Movie's Songs From Pregnancy". Screen Rant.
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