Brenda Piluso is an American animator, writer, producer, and director. She is known for her work as an animator on various animated children's television programs.

Piluso has worked on numerous projects - some of which being animated series - throughout her career (one that has spanned nearly four decades and includes several episodes of Recess). She has worked as a director on the television show Recess, among others.

Piluso has also worked on another animated, American children's television program, The Simpsons, as an animator. There are numerous other animated television shows on which she has worked.

Work on Disney's Recess

Animation Department

Piluso has had the lion's share of her work on Recess in the animation department;  she has been credited with animating a total of two movies and thirteen episodes of Recess.


She has been credited with thirteen episodes of Recess; eleven of which were as an additional timing director, one was as an animation director (the episode "First Name Ashley") and the other one was for both an additional timing director and an animation director (the episode "My Fair Gretchen"). These episodes were released between the years 1997 and 1998; they are between the first season and the very start of the second one.


She has been credited with two of the four Recess films, Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade and Recess: School's Out. She also directed another Recess film, Recess: All Growed Down (see the section below).

She served as a timing director for Taking the Fifth Grade and a animation timing director, a supervising director, and a supervising timing director for School's Out.


Piluso has been credited as a director in one movie and four episodes of Recess.


She has directed four episodes of Recess: three of which were from the third season and the other one was from the fourth season. These four episodes were released during the years 1999 and 2000; with all bar the season four episode "Spinelli's Masterpiece" being released in 1999.

Season Three
Season Four


Piluso has been credited with directing one of the four Recess films; this credit is for Recess: All Growed Down.

External Links

Brenda Piluso on Internet Movie Database

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