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Watership Down Comparison by MercerMZ Watership Down Comparison by MercerMZ
I originally had my drawings compared uploaded on here, but I took them it down since you couldn't see the whole picture. But still, it's pretty interesting to look at the difference between the original movie and the TV series.
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I love the tv series! I'm one of those people who love anything to do with anything I love! Except tmnt next mutation. No words needed.
Embemxrabbit Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to agree with Campion1 I absoloutly love the tv series and nothying any of you say can change my mind
MercerMZ Feb 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You know, I just re-watched the series again recently. This time around, I found a lot more to it that I liked from before. The 3rd season is still the best though.
God I hate all of you who attack the series. I'm sorry, it's just unnecessary.
MercerMZ Feb 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Why? There is a pretty big difference between the two and as someone who watched the movie and read some of the book first, I was pretty disappointed in the series.

Besides, it's just a person opinion if they do or don't like the show.
I know the book forwards and backwards, upside down, in and out. I am a fucking HARDCORE waterhip fan, and I can nitpick the movie. The thing is, the movie took it seriously, the series did not, because well, it was a freaking children's tv show. They could air an entire episode of pipkin just dicking around. I don't care about blackberry's gender, i don't care if it's a cartoon, i was happy to see watership as a tv show. My issue is when fellow fans clearly do not appreciate something that is given to them that isn't as bad as they say it is.

In fact, in some ways, the series in some small areas does stick to the book. Campion is an important character, woundwort is more than just a brute, and so on.
Original movie was brutal and realistic while TV series were sooo cartoony...
0Ash0 Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist
I loved the movie so much more. The animation in the cartoon was so sloppy, the violence was ridiculously dummed down, didn't even start at the beginning, and I hated how they gave Blackberry's markings to Hazel and Fiver and gave him a gender change. He's just not Blackberry without the dark ears. I also really loathed how they replaced Hyzenthlay with Primrose. Hyzenthlay was actually one of my favourite characters in the book and the movie. Not to mention Pipkin isn't a child or 'kitten' as they say, just a runt like Fiver. I did, however, enjoy the fact that they had some of the characters from the book, apposed to the movie, who left out Hawkbit, Strawberry, and Silverweed, just to name a few. But a lot of the non-canon characters were kind of dumb- Bigwig's girlfriend, for example (Can't remember her name). Just... no. >_> She made Bigwig look like the doe in the relationship.
MercerMZ Feb 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Her name was Spartina, and yes their relationship was another contrived and unnecessary.
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