Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, known as Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series outside of the U.S., is a cartoon series based on the popular Mortal Kombat video game series. Produced by Threshold Entertainment and Film Roman, it aired on the USA Network's Action Extreme Team animation block for one season of 13 episodes from September to December 1996, back-to-back with those of the Street Fighter animated series.

The show serves as an alternative sequel to the first Mortal Kombat film and takes a Saturday morning cartoon-style approach to the Mortal Kombat franchise, including the toning down of the violence.

  1. Ed Boon


  2. John Tobias


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Series Cast

  1. Brian Tochi

    Brian Tochi

    Liu Kang (voice)

    13 Episodes

  2. Dorian Harewood

    Dorian Harewood

    Jax (voice)

    13 Episodes

  3. Clancy Brown

    Clancy Brown

    Raiden (voice)

    13 Episodes

  4. Ron Perlman

    Ron Perlman

    Kurtis Stryker (voice)

    13 Episodes

  5. Olivia d'Abo

    Olivia d'Abo

    Sonya Blade (voice)

    13 Episodes

  6. Luke Perry

    Luke Perry

    Sub-Zero (voice)

    13 Episodes

  7. Cree Summer

    Cree Summer

    Princess Kitana (voice)

    13 Episodes

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Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

Season 1

1996 | 13 Episodes

Season 1 of Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm premiered on September 21, 1996.

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Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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