"Did they just say 'Uh-vatar'?"
To be a little fair to that one, the way they pronounce "Avatar" in the movie is technically not wrong, as it's closer to the original Hindi pronunciation. I took an Asian Humanities course and a World Religions course back in community college and when discussing Hinduism, both of my professors pronounced the word like it's spoken in the movie.
The way it's said in the show (and pretty much everywhere else in popular culture) is merely the Westernized pronunciation.
Now, every single other weird name pronunciation in the movie, however, is definitely wrong. You can blame Shyamalan for thinking that they were all Japanese names that the show mispronounced and thus he claimed that he was trying to "restore" them to their "original Asian pronunciations".
(I quite like this version of Iroh, as different as he his from his beloved cartoon counterpart)
All thanks to Shaun Toub's natural charm and acting chops. I've seen him in a few other films and he's great in them too. He's probably the most decent character in this movie.
I'm sorry they're both over. The Promise TPB omnibus has been delayed to late August, and the one time I tried to watch Dragon Prince, I just couldn't get into it. Sort of like RID15, it seemed a perfectly pleasant show that just never held my interest due to a lack of emotional bonding out of the gate. Was I premature about that? Is there anything else recommended as daddy-daughter cartoons?
The Dragon Prince is definitely worth the watch, arguably moreso than Korra. The first batch of episodes had an issue with an intentionally low frame rate, but that goes away beginning with the second batch of episodes onward. And as the episodes continue it gets better and better. Some have even called it the true spiritual successor to ATLA.