Alan Edward Smart (born October 10, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) 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 also did animation for the Nickelodeon cartoons CatDogHey Arnold!Rocko's Modern LifeRen and Stimpy, and Sanjay and Craig.

He has also done animation on four animated films: The Little MermaidThe SpongeBob SquarePants MovieOliver & 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.

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