|Born||San Diego, California|
|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.
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
- 2001, The Wild Thornberrys, "Outstanding Children's Animated Program"
- 2003, Rugrats, "Outstanding Children's Animated Program"
- 2001, As Told by Ginger, "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)"
- 2002, As Told by Ginger, "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)"
- 2003, As Told by Ginger, "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)"
American Public Television Award
- 2014 "Space Racers", "Excellence in Broadcasting"
People's Choice Awards
- 2005, Father of the Pride, Favorite New TV Comedy Program
- 2000, "The Wild Thornberrys, "Outstanding Children's Program (animated)"
- 2002 As Told by Ginger episode And She Was Gone, "Outstanding Direction (For Programming Less Than One Hour)"
Banff Rockie Awards
American Public Television Excellence in Broadcasting
- 2014, Space Racers, Best New Preschool Program
- 2015, Space Racers, Best New Animated Preschool Program
- Hargreaves, Adam (2008-08-25). "Director to the Mr. Men Stars". Mr. Men Show Blog. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
- Film index
- Banff Rockie Awards Nominees 2001, Banff Rockie Awards, undated.
- Culture Shock interview
- Mr. Men Show Blog interview
- Tribune News Service Interview (link dead as of 2009-01-15)