John Smith (sometimes billed as Johnny Smith or John R. Smith) is a British writer who was part of the writing staff for the first season of The Animal Show with writing partner Rob Sprackling. The pair would go on to write the animated feature Gnomeo & Juliet and the 2001 comedy film Mike Bassett: England Manager (and its TV spin-off). At one point, Smith and Sprackling sold a spec script for the proposed feature film Blackwater Zoo to The Jim Henson Company, but it was never produced.

Both with and without Sprackling, Smith has written for the animated series Dennis and Gnasher, Muddle Earth, Wibbly Pig, and the new version of Danger Mouse. For Scholastic, he wrote the children's book series John Smith Is Not Boring!

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