Alan Smart

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Alan Smart (born October 10, 1963) is an 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, assistant director and layout artist on The Simpsons (he also received credit as a director in the season three episode, "Flaming Moe's").

He has done animation for the Nicktoons CatDog, Hey Arnold, Rocko's Modern Life, Ren and Stimpy, and Sanjay and Craig and on four animated films: The Little Mermaid, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Oliver & Company and The Chipmunk Adventure.

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



Year Title Notes
2016-present The Loud House sheet timer
2013 Sanjay and Craig supervising timing director (10 episodes)
2005 Catscratch sheet timer (1 episode)
2002-03 Clone High animation director
1999-present SpongeBob SquarePants animation director
sheet timer
animation supervising director
character designer
1998-99 The Wild Thornberrys sheet timer (25 episodes)
CatDog sheet timer
animation director
1997 101 Dalmatians: The Series animation director (2 episodes)
Recess animation director
additional timing director
1996-97 Hey Arnold! animation director (3 episodes)
1995 The Critic animation timing (1 episode)
1994-1997 Duckman animation timer (15 episodes)
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters sheet timer (37 episodes)
1994-95 The Ren and Stimpy Show timing director (4 episodes)
1993-96 Rocko's Modern Life animation director (1 episode)
1991-98 Rugrats animation director
sheet timer
assistant animator
character layout artist
1990-2003 The Simpsons layout artist
animation timer
additional timer
character layout artist
1990 Bobby's World sheet timer (1 episode)
1987 Amazing Stories principal assist animator (1 episode)


Year Title Notes
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water supervising animation director
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
2005 Catscratch sheet timer (1 episode)
1995 Gumby: The Movie sheet timer
1990 Box-Office Bunny assistant animator
1989 The Little Mermaid assistant animator
1988 Oliver & Company breakdown and inbetween artist
1987 The Chipmunk Adventure assistant animator

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