Mark Risley

Mark Risley
Born San Diego, California[1]
Occupation Producer, director, writer, storyboard artist, animator, casting and voice director
Years active 1990 to present
Awards Daytime Emmy Awards, Emmy Awards, Genesis Award, Annecy Award, Banff Rockie Award, People's Choice Award, American Public Television Excellence in Broadcasting Award

Mark Risley is an American writer, producer and director specializing in children's television. He is best-known for his work on Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, The Mr. Men Show, Space Racers, and Disney's Yo-Kai Watch.


Risley began his career as an animator on several television programs including Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Gladiators 2000 and the CBS Prime-time special The Magic Paintbrush. Later he worked in the story department on the Kids' Choice Awards winning film The Rugrats Movie, then moved on to produce and direct Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys (1998), Rocket Power (1999), and As Told by Ginger (2000–2004) for Nickelodeon and Klasky Csupo.

After directing selected sequences of the theatrical feature, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) Risley went to DreamWorks Animation where he directed Father of the Pride for NBC television.

His credits also include Nickelodeon's Tak & the Power of Juju, Cartoon Network's The Mr. Men Show, Disney's Tinker Bell & the Pixie Hollow Games, NFL Rush Zone, and the NASA TV series Space Racers. The latter of which won the 2015 American Public Television award for Excellence in Broadcasting

He is currently story-editing and directing the DisneyXD television series Yo-kai Watch.

Awards and nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards

American Public Television Award

People's Choice Awards

Genesis Awards

Annecy Awards

Banff Rockie Awards

American Public Television Excellence in Broadcasting

Cynopsis Award


  1. Hargreaves, Adam (2008-08-25). "Director to the Mr. Men Stars". Mr. Men Show Blog. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
  2. Film index
  3. Banff Rockie Awards Nominees 2001, Banff Rockie Awards, undated.

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