|Born||San Diego, California|
|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 an American Director specializing in children's film & television. His background includes writing, producing and directing live action and animated productions.
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 Primetime 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 Primetime 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 Primetime CGI program Father of the Pride, which aired on NBC television.
Between 2006 and 2009 Risley directed the Nickelodeon TV series Tak & the Power of Juju and two seasons of Cartoon Network's The Mr. Men Show. In 2010, he directed Tinker Bell & the Pixie Hollow Games for the Walt Disney Company.
Mark is currently directing the second season of Nickelodeon's NFL Rush Zone: Season of the Guardians and the upcoming TV series Space Racers.
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)"
- 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
- 2001 As Told by Ginger episode "Hello Stranger", "Best Animation 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)
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