How to Make a Kurzgesagt Video in 1200 Hours

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For years, you have been asking us how we make our videos. So let’s finally talk about it! From research, writing the script, illustrating, to animating, narrating and composing music, a Kurzgesagt video takes roughly 1.200 hours to produce!

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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    3 hónapja

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    1. Bob Itani
      Bob Itani

      You guys are one of the few content creators that actually deliver quality videos. I appreciate your every second spent in educating and entertaining us!

    2. thefreakingC

      ur cool, I want to be the first man on Mars

    3. A Snark
      A Snark

      I’m curious of why you chose a bunch of different colored birds for the animations

    4. Bin

      Did you spend 1200 hours on this

    5. The Bone Warrior
      The Bone Warrior
      2 hónapja

      Hey this may be a bit inappropriate but how much per video do you get payed for your narration

  2. Haylie R. Wilson
    Haylie R. Wilson
    7 órája

    Thank you! I have a lot of pressure to research and design quickly. So, this is helpful. But, your videos are such high quality!

  3. Huda Carlse
    Huda Carlse
    14 órája

    It takes 1,200 hours to make a kurzgesagt video and it's the year 12,021 isn't that funny

  4. Dimsword35
    21 órája

    Petition to make the Kursgusagt's Real Life Office a TreeHouse

  5. The Beamverse
    The Beamverse
    21 órája

    Kurzgesagt videos and similar channels videos like "what if" are what makes me think elementary and middle school science is easy and collage science is whats fun(I'm in middle school)

  6. Dr. Rajarshi Raha
    Dr. Rajarshi Raha

    🙂Kurzgesagt is good

  7. Rachit Bhattacharjee
    Rachit Bhattacharjee

    Kurzgesagt: "from the first subscriber, to the 10 millionth" Viewer: Ya already got 15 million, and I was the 15 millionth (technically, I was the 13 millionth or so)

  8. Thermite / Xenon
    Thermite / Xenon

    oh, so that's how you pronounce it.

  9. ꧁༻lє๓๏ภ~ђєค๔༺꧂

    i just can't imagen what this guy looks in real life cause apparently the voice is his real voice-

  10. Night Planet
    Night Planet
    2 napja

    "or really. stupid" LOOL

  11. Zackery Koh
    Zackery Koh
    2 napja

    I like videos about space

  12. ThatGuy
    2 napja

    Birds work so hard! *Applause*

    2 napja

    Savage💥 his work is amazing

  14. Ethan Stewart
    Ethan Stewart
    2 napja

    The colour palette for these videos are so sharp and refreshing

  15. Henry Ikeakhe
    Henry Ikeakhe
    3 napja

    it really take 1200 hours to make a kurzgesagt vidio

  16. MennQ
    3 napja

    why don't you turn monitozation on, so you can also make money from ads

    1. Se_Vo
      2 napja

      Because its not Worth it. Compared to everything else

  17. Random Random
    Random Random
    3 napja

    This video was uploaded on my birthday

    4 napja

    His computer had 8.8 GB data

  19. 😺The Cat Girls😺
    😺The Cat Girls😺
    4 napja

    Bruh...1200 hrs of making these videos

  20. Shakhaweat Hossan Azad
    Shakhaweat Hossan Azad
    4 napja

    Or in 20 days

  21. Diego Cortizo
    Diego Cortizo
    4 napja

    Da brid army

  22. derpypaws1250
    4 napja

    Fun fact: Kurzgesagt is German for "In short" Please correct me if this is wrong

  23. Sasha Petrenko
    Sasha Petrenko
    4 napja

    Respect for ya. Respect...

  24. PAXAL ♫
    PAXAL ♫
    5 napja

    Thank you so much for all the efford you put into your videos

  25. storyofwill
    6 napja

    So amazing and looks so high quality. Haven’t subscribed a new channel for a long time. And I just subscribed Kurzgesagt. Great job.

  26. Pro Bro Gaming
    Pro Bro Gaming
    6 napja

    Oh man can we get a plubus in a nutshell lol

  27. Obama Obama
    Obama Obama
    6 napja

    i asked my parents for merch but they said no because they dont trust youtubers :(

  28. Sanhas
    6 napja

    You spent 1,200 hours making a kurzgezast video in 1,200 hours?

  29. diamond in France
    diamond in France
    6 napja

    0 0

  30. White Devil
    White Devil
    6 napja

    தமிழ் subtitles ಥ‿ಥ

  31. zoelhek
    6 napja

    I feel Lil bit bad watching your videos free

  32. OwO King
    OwO King
    6 napja

    You know in the intro the mokey in the tree has some other things at his hand

  33. Gaurav kumar
    Gaurav kumar
    7 napja

    0:10 learn pronunciation

    1. Gaurav kumar
      Gaurav kumar
      6 napja

      @Lithning 341 Unnamed I know meaning but pronounciation is little tough

    2. Lithning 341 Unnamed
      Lithning 341 Unnamed
      6 napja

      It's a german word duh

  34. Rorysdaman _YTUBE2021
    Rorysdaman _YTUBE2021
    7 napja

    How do u do your narranatoin if your doing it lol

  35. Cardoon Cartoons
    Cardoon Cartoons
    7 napja

    5:39 sailor moon

  36. Mahmut Kurtulus
    Mahmut Kurtulus
    7 napja

    çok güzel iş yapıyorsunuz

  37. implexx
    7 napja

    Can you please also make this video on the german Kurzgesagt channel?

  38. Harun Rashid
    Harun Rashid
    7 napja

    Did anybody notice Sailer moon on the video👀

  39. Macky Cruz
    Macky Cruz
    7 napja

    Your videos are so awesome!

  40. Jason A. Reyes
    Jason A. Reyes
    7 napja

    Just a goat.

  41. HE HE
    HE HE
    7 napja

    Oh Je *sus* you guys work really hard

  42. Andrew Plourde
    Andrew Plourde
    8 napja

    I don't care how hard your videos are to make. You make money to do what you do. If it's not worth the effort do something else

  43. Son Goku
    Son Goku
    8 napja

    I am trying to promote a therapy as I do social service by giving treatment with it. I will try to make these beautiful looking videos. Thankyou 🙏

  44. Rick Astley
    Rick Astley
    8 napja

    Those guys are making animation over how to make an animation on a animation sofware and that are they animating on an animation software

  45. Motrip Ahas
    Motrip Ahas
    8 napja

    True to say, can't even believe that we are watch this kind of animated and well explained informative video for free. It will be committing a crime if we don't praise you guys.

  46. The UniqueCorn - Latin Vegan Food
    The UniqueCorn - Latin Vegan Food
    8 napja

    Amazing and beautiful work! hello from Berlin!

  47. Smart Falcon
    Smart Falcon
    9 napja

    They just animated how they do animation

  48. Chris Remboldt
    Chris Remboldt
    9 napja

    0:42 lol a Plumbus...hahaha. Kurzgesagt really is the Rickest Rick

  49. Deimos
    9 napja

    The 2000 people who disliked are actually ducking clowns

  50. Thuỷ Nguyen
    Thuỷ Nguyen
    9 napja

    I love how to make your videos!

  51. Lina Hat Hunger
    Lina Hat Hunger
    10 napja

    Das ist wirklich sehr sehr viel Aufwand! Aber am Ende lohnt es sich immer! Respekt! 🙏

  52. Jestem Karpiem
    Jestem Karpiem
    10 napja


  53. Daniel B
    Daniel B
    10 napja

    Lol the litte birdy said que onda weii! that is funny.

  54. helloianimate
    12 napja

    Also, if that’s not enough, they also edit the subtitles! ( and yes I have subtitles lol. )

  55. İrena Çolak
    İrena Çolak
    12 napja

    Thank you for spending 1200 hours making this video too 🐤💙

  56. qp Myryck
    qp Myryck
    12 napja


  57. KC - 2
    KC - 2
    12 napja

    So... you do videos twice a month?

  58. yes name
    yes name
    13 napja

    4:05 Scene name idear: birds punch duck with boxing glove

  59. SnapGod
    13 napja

    This channel is a masterpiece! I promise I'll buy your merch when I'm no more broke :)

  60. Jezahna
    13 napja

    Let's not forget the hours of rendering/exporting too. RIP your animators' PCs ( ఠ ͟ʖ ఠ)

  61. Sunshine of Epicness
    Sunshine of Epicness
    13 napja

    I really like how they made an animation showing us how they make their animations.

  62. pal man
    pal man
    13 napja


  63. emilyw
    14 napja

    I love Gilbert font

  64. Jayshree
    14 napja

    This is my favorite channel 💕✨✨✨✨

  65. Brahvim
    15 napja


  66. Ibrahim Mustafa
    Ibrahim Mustafa
    15 napja

  67. Rishab
    15 napja

    "...don't feel obligated tho, watching, engaging and sharing our videos is already helping us a lot" I love this channel.

  68. Fabrício4221
    16 napja

    1200 hours = FUCKING 50 DAYS

  69. Wilhelm Bittrich
    Wilhelm Bittrich
    16 napja

    Kurzgesagt truly is the most beautiful and genuine HUfrom channel out there. We don't deserve something this great for free. :'(

  70. Food for Thought
    Food for Thought
    16 napja

    This might be one of the best channels on this platform

  71. DeepNine
    17 napja

    this channel makes everything easy to grasp and understand. The hunger for more videos and knowledge grows steadily! So happy I found you! Keep it up..!!

  72. AlpharStar
    17 napja

    So... is it a German company? Cause kurzgesagt is a German word

    1. I am groot
      I am groot
      17 napja


  73. Prime Time
    Prime Time
    18 napja

    I wonder who was the first sub

  74. Croaky Vincent
    Croaky Vincent
    18 napja

    I have a *lot* of respect for Kurzgesagt and their *big* team. I cant imagine Kurzgesagt dying, its litterally impossible.

  75. Gilgabro
    18 napja

    Notice the "1200 hours OR MORE". Those fuckers didn't even highball there estimate. Lots of love guys!

  76. pibyte
    19 napja


  77. Gabriel Dobson
    Gabriel Dobson
    19 napja

    Anyone even know that that girl was from sailor moon?!?!

    1. Gabriel Dobson
      Gabriel Dobson
      17 napja

      @The Cryptic Cryptek well yes but both from and is

    2. The Cryptic Cryptek
      The Cryptic Cryptek
      18 napja

      That girl IS Sailor Moon

  78. Bogs45
    19 napja

    Wait what so birds made the Kurzgesagt channel.

  79. Adwait Thosare
    Adwait Thosare
    20 napja

    Forget about the video. Tell me how to pronounce Kurzgesagt.

  80. TheRadioactiveBanana
    20 napja


  81. Zeemeno B
    Zeemeno B
    20 napja

    Thanks for telling me how to animate this will be good for my new HUfrom channel I promise I will not copyright

  82. Tim McHugh
    Tim McHugh
    20 napja

    By the way 1200 hrs is 50 days if ya didn’t know

  83. Parvat . R
    Parvat . R
    20 napja

    This channel is crazy, when I first saw these videos, it seemed to be some SVG code or some sort off...

  84. David Fontdevila Robles
    David Fontdevila Robles
    20 napja


  85. Persimmon Juice.
    Persimmon Juice.
    21 napja

    This video made me cancel my youtube premium subscription...

  86. Alice Nightray
    Alice Nightray
    21 napja

    I wish your videos were played at school lessons. What you do is amazing and I'm so happy I found this channel, I'm trying to share it with anyone who wants to listen haha

  87. gsk
    22 napja

    I think this is the best video of all. Never give up

  88. ☁️♡°•Cræży_Grëënie•°♡☁️
    22 napja

    Why is the name of the video In Latvian like kas pie velma

  89. Ghost IQ
    Ghost IQ
    22 napja

    واو بس

  90. Jaanshi
    23 napja

    This channel is so underrated!

  91. Youknowwhat LQ
    Youknowwhat LQ
    23 napja

    The fact that I don't speak German, yet could fully understand the entire video with subtitles (that I am horrible at reading) is amazing, well worth watching some of the ones that aren't up on the English channel, even watching ones I know I've seen is a new experience yes there are subtitles in four languages, yes I am advertising a channel in its own comments section

  92. Yash Bendre
    Yash Bendre
    25 napja

    You people are the best!!!😭😭😭

  93. Wojti
    25 napja

    Who is creating all these subtitles?

  94. Lavanya Baskar
    Lavanya Baskar
    25 napja

    Looks like i am a fan

  95. Mathuso
    26 napja

    You guys make a great service for humanity

  96. Lucero Alvarado
    Lucero Alvarado
    26 napja

    "Qué onda güey" jajjaja as a mexican, I approve.

  97. Nesyta
    26 napja

    Whuaaat in english?? Not Germany?????? Kurz gesagt gibt es doch auf Deutsch. Warum jetzt auf Englisch????

    1. Wertzui88
      17 napja

      Kurzgesagt gab es zuerst in Englisch,dann in Deutsch.

  98. CoolEraser Gamer
    CoolEraser Gamer
    27 napja

    so that's how you say kurzgesagt..

  99. Gabriel Rogers
    Gabriel Rogers
    27 napja

    Have you noticed that the animation shown here comes up in a video 3 months and 22 days (112 days) later in "Could Solar Storms Destroy Civilization? Solar Flares & Coronal Mass Ejections"? 3:23

  100. Imtiaz Reza Fahad
    Imtiaz Reza Fahad
    27 napja

    This video should have a length of 12:00 hour instead of 6:47 minute! 🙄