The book was published in 1981 and is very different in both tone and attitude to the 1988 adaptation. In the “Censored” world--the characters are darker and meaner with totally different stakes than in the movie.
Disney, which produced the film, made some substantial changes in the look and with the characters featured making it much more kid-friendly (but still with somereallyscary in some scenes!)
So between the book and movie--which did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out!
In this ep the Margos discuss :
The true origin story of Roger Rabbit
The biggest differences between book and movie
How the “toons” speak in the book versus the movie
Why the author has continually sued Disney over profits he claims he is still owed