Alan Smart

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Alan Smart is a retired[1] animator and an animation director best known for his work as the supervising director on SpongeBob SquarePants, which he has been involved with since the pilot, and as assistant director and layout artist on The Simpsons (he also received credit as a director in the season three episode, "Flaming Moe's").[2][3]

He has done animation for the Nicktoons CatDog, Hey Arnold, Rocko's Modern Life, Ren and Stimpy, and Sanjay and Craig and on five animated films: The Little Mermaid, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Oliver & Company and The Chipmunk Adventure.[citation needed]

Alan Smart also worked on the pilot episode of Family Dog, as an animation director on Clone High and the first season of Rugrats.[citation needed]



Year Title Notes
2021 The Patrick Star Show animation director (1 episode)
supervising director (3 episodes)
2013 Sanjay and Craig supervising timing director (10 episodes)
2005 Catscratch sheet timer (1 episode)
2002–03 Clone High animation director (13 episodes)
1999–2021 SpongeBob SquarePants animation director (141 episodes)
supervising director (192 episodes)
sheet timer (12 episodes)
actor (3 episodes)
special thanks (6 episodes)
1998–99 The Wild Thornberrys sheet timer (25 episodes)
CatDog sheet timer (1 episode)
animation director (11 episodes)
1997 101 Dalmatians: The Series animation director (2 episodes)
Nightmare Ned timing director (3 episodes)
director (2 episodes)
Recess animation director (2 episodes)
additional timing director
(2 episodes)
1996–97 Hey Arnold! animation director (3 episodes)
director (2 episodes)
1995 Eek! the Cat animation timer (1 episode)
1994–1997 Duckman animation timer (15 episodes)
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters sheet timer (37 episodes)
1994–95 The Ren & Stimpy Show timing director (4 episodes)
The Critic animation timing (1 episode)
director (3 episodes)
character layout artist (1 episode)
1993–96 Rocko's Modern Life animation director (23 episodes)
1991–98 Rugrats animation director (44 episodes)
sheet timer (2 episodes)
assistant animator (1 episode)
character layout artist (1 episode)
assistant director (2 episodes)
1990–2003 The Simpsons layout artist (4 episodes)
animation timer (1 episode)
additional timer (1 episode)
character layout artist (1 episode)
director (1 episode)
assistant director (14 episodes)
sheet director (2 episodes)
1990 Bobby's World sheet timer (1 episode)
1987 Amazing Stories principal assist animator (1 episode)


Year Title Notes
1987 The Chipmunk Adventure assistant animator
(Animated musical film)
1988 Oliver & Company breakdown and in between artist
(Animated musical film)
Technological Threat character animator
(Animated short film)
1989 The Little Mermaid assistant animator
(Animated musical film)
1990 Box-Office Bunny assistant animator
(Animated short film)
1993 Recycle Rex timing
(Animated short film)
1995 Hate timing director
(Animated short film)
2003 My Life with Morrissey Stan
(Independent film)
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie supervising animation director
(Live-action animated comedy film)
2007 SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis supervising director
(Television movie)
2009 Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants Himself
character designer
(Documentary film)
SpongeBob's Truth or Square animation director
supervising director
(Television movie)
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water supervising animation director
(Live-action animated comedy film)
2019 SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout animation director
animation supervising director
(Television movie)
Badge of Honor Juror
(Short film)


  1. ^ Twitter Retrieved 2022-05-14. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Alberti, John, ed. (2004). Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. pp. 313. ISBN 9780814328491.
  3. ^ Umlan, Samuel J. (2015). The Tim Burton encyclopedia. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-8108-9200-2. OCLC 907272003.

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