Western Animation / Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins

A Direct-to-Video OAV meant as a tie-in of sorts to Mortal Kombat. The plots between cartoon and movie are more or less similar, with the same three protagonists - Liu Kang, Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade - but with far less tournament and far more backstory.

See also Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm.

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