Dan the Pixar Fan
I've always wondered this and want to read your options! We know from Pixar Wiki that Carl is 8 years old at the beginning of the film and of course Charles is an adult but we don't know how old. We know Carl is 78 years old for the rest of the film so how old does that make Charles when they meet?

I'm thinking they have to be the closest in age possible since Charles doesn't seem that much older than Carl. Maybe when Carl was 8 at the beginning, Charles was 20? I can't see him being any younger than that from the way he looked. That would mean though that they would have been 12 years apart and Charles would have been 90 when they met which seems a bit old to do the things he was doing-but it's possible! Some people at 90 are still pretty active!  

Could Charles have been 18 at the beginning (which would make them only 10 years a apart and 88 years old when they meet) or is that too young? To me he looks about 25 which seems way to old though.

What are your thoughts?! I couldn't find this info anywhere and always wished they mentioned it on the commentary : )

UPDATE: Actually, just found the answer! I guess there was an answer given by Pete Docter via Lee Unkrich's Twitter back in 2009 that confirms that Carl is actually 9 at the beginning of the film and that Charles is 23...meaning at the end of the film, Charles is 92. Well there we have it!
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Wow - this is actually really cool. This is something that Julie and I have talked about quite a bit actually and is one thing that always stuck out in our minds. Thanks for bringing this up and then finding the answer - it's actually really helpful!! Woo Hoo - we're going to chat about this one on the Podcast as a great fun fact!!
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Dan the Pixar Fan
Nice!! Glad I could help and that other people have wondered this as much as me! Here is the source of the info I found from 2009:
http://www.pixartalk.com/2009/07/fredricksn-muntz-age/
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Rachel Cranor
Yes, I have wondered that when I am in the shower or sleeping or in a boring class. And it is possible that he could be 92, my great grandma just turned 90 and she is still active. She lives in Moab, Utah and still hikes around Arches and other hiking spots and all the help she has are "walking sticks" that some hikers use.
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ThisDayInPixar
Dan, thanks for digging into this and finding the answer! I have updated the relevant Pixar Wiki pages to show the correct ages of both Carl and Charles, and have used this forum post as the reference.
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Gegeua
One of my answers was he used the egg a old idea from the film.
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Dan the Pixar Fan
Jeff, yah no prob it was fun! I was surprised at the response to this...I almost didn't post it because i thought it would be something everyone knew so I'm glad I was able to help out. Also, thanks for updating the Pixar Wiki page!
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