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Carmen Got Expelled! is a pilot by Jorge R. Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua of El Tigre fame. It was pitched to Disney but they declined the show.

The pilot stars Carmen, a teenage girl who has gotten expelled several times in her life. After being expelled from another school Carmen gets transferred to a private academy. This is Carmen's one last chance at schooling. She just has to stay out of trouble until she finishes school.


This show provides examples of:

  • Artistic Age: The characters are high schoolers but they're drawn like middle schoolers, or even elementary schoolers.
  • Black Bead Eyes: The characters have black eyes.
  • The Cameo: Manny from El Tigre appears at the start of the pilot during a blink-and-you-miss-it shot.
  • Expelled from Every Other School: The pilot is about a teenager named Carmen who is given one more chance at finishing school after being accepted into a private academy. Carmen has to make sure she doesn't get expelled again.
  • Gang of Bullies: Carmen stands up to the school bullies and gets expelled.
  • Intellectual Animal: The Baron's family has relied on their domesticated warthogs for generations. Hamlet even chose the Baron's tie.
  • Limited Animation: Likely because it's a test pilot, the animation is more "moving pictures" than actually animation. The characters mouths don't even move.
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  • A Lizard Named "Liz": The school mascot is a warthog named "Hamlet".
  • Quirky Curls: Carmen has huge, curly hair to go with her quirky personality.

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