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.
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.
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.