Mark Risley

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Mark Risley
Born San Diego, California[1]
Occupation Director, writer, producer
Years active 1990 to present
Awards Daytime Emmy Awards, Emmy Awards, Genesis Award, Annecy Award, Banff Rockie Award

Mark Risley is writer, producer & director specializing in children's film & television.


Early in his career Risley was an animator on several television series including Exo-Squad, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Gladiators 2000 and the CBS Prime-time special "The Magic Paintbrush".

Later Risley became a story artist for the Kids' Choice Awards-winning film The Rugrats Movie, then moved on to produce & direct the Emmy award-winning series Rugrats as well as the Emmy-nominated series The Wild Thornberrys (1998), the Annie Award-nominated series Rocket Power (1999), and three-time Prime-time Emmy nominated series As Told By Ginger (2000–2004).

After directing selected sequences of the theatrical feature, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002), Risley went to DreamWorks Animation, where he directed the pilot and multiple episodes of the Prime-time CGI program Father of the Pride, which aired on NBC.

In 2005 he directed the pilot, "Kitty's Dish" for Walt Disney Television Animation and wrote & directed the live-action documentary San Diego Zoo Animal Explorer.

Between 2006 and 2012 Risley directed the Nickelodeon TV series Tak & the Power of Juju, Cartoon Network's The Mr. Men Show, Disney's Tinker Bell & the Pixie Hollow Games and NFL Rush Zone: Season of the Guardians for Rollman Entertainment

Mark is currently producing & directing the TV series Space Racers.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards

  • 2001, The Wild Thornberrys, "Outstanding Children's Animated Program"
  • 2003, Rugrats, "Outstanding Children's Animated Program"

Emmy Awards

  • 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)"

Genesis Awards

  • 2000, "The Wild Thornberrys, "Outstanding Children's Program (animated)"

Annecy Awards

  • 2002 As Told by Ginger episode And She Was Gone, "Outstanding Direction (For Programming Less Than One Hour)" [2]

Banff Rockie Awards

  • 2001 As Told by Ginger episode "Hello Stranger", "Best Animation Program"[3]


  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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