Does it have a bottom?
This was my first thought as well :)
Remember kids: the Utah Teapot has no bottom!
Look down the spout to check the lighting normals too.
That's eerie, in the same way that meeting someone who looks exactly like the Mona Lisa would be. If it were squished vertically like the data, it would be very hard to believe it is real.
Somebody at Pixar, or one of their PRman customers must have built a scene that looks exactly like the actual museum exhibit. Who could resist? Here's the teapot. Now here's me with the teapot. Now here's me with the teapot, and some plastic soldiers. Yes, one of the soldiers is waving.
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