Generation 1 canon was played out in two different animated series, a theatrical movie, comic books, children's books, and backcard stories (toys). Different sources would sometimes contradict each other or sometimes simply not acknowledge other works.
The two G1 animated series had little to do with each other.
Plants and Animals
Some of the books published in the UK were canon with the UK comics. Most other books, i.e. books published in the US were not canon with anything.