Archie the Scare Pig is a character in Monsters University. He is the mascot of Fear Tech, Monsters University's rival college. His appearance seems to be derived from a six-legged pig with goat horns with weird eyes featuring rectangular pupils; the insignia of Fear Tech, is seen on his side. Archie was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.
"The squealing mascot of Monsters University’s rival school, Fear Tech, becomes the unsuspecting target of an MU prank when he’s secretly swiped. But Archie the Scare Pig is no boneless ham; he can take care of himself, and his fast feet and feisty nature keep his hijackers in hot pursuit."
Role in the film
Sulley stole Archie in order to impress the Roar Omega Roar, the fraternity he was hoping to enter. Pursed by Fear Tech students, he broke in Mike Wazowski's room with the pig, who hid under Mike's bed. Sulley, realizing he wasn't in his room has he thought, tries to get Archie out from under the bed. Sulley chases the pig, and accidentally causes a bookcase to fall on him, at which point he introduces himself to Mike. Soon after, Archie steals Mike's hat and jumps out the window. Archie races through Monsters University's campus up to the Greek row, chased by Mike and Sulley, and wreaking havoc. Mike rides the pig for some time, and later manages, by throwing a football at a row of bikes, to imprison the pig in a garbage can. Nevertheless, Sulley got all the credit for the capture. The catch of Fear Tech's mascot met with joy among the MU students, who proceeds in covering the Fear Tech logo with the MU insignia.
- The design of Archie the Scare Pig was inspired by director Dan Scanlon’s dog Carol, a Japanese Chin.
- While Archie is a mascot, he is not depicted as someone in a costume, but rather as a real pig.
- The pig being kidnapped from someone of other college could be a parody from The Simpsons episode "Homer Goes to College".
- In Disney INFINITY, Archie is able to be ridden after you purchase him from the store in the Monsters University playset.
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