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

    Maand geleden

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    • Bob Itani

      Bob Itani

      4 dagen geleden

      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!

    • thefreakingC


      4 dagen geleden

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

    • A Snark

      A Snark

      8 dagen geleden

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

    • Bin Huang

      Bin Huang

      21 dag geleden

      Did you spend 1200 hours on this

    • The Bone Warrior

      The Bone Warrior

      22 dagen geleden

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

  2. CuddlyBubbles 69

    CuddlyBubbles 69

    Uur geleden

    I’m sorry, all i can do is leave likes and subscribe with notifs…

  3. Elijah Diltz

    Elijah Diltz

    3 uur geleden

    smol birb

  4. EndOfGreio


    11 uur geleden

    but how long did this video take?

  5. Svenson


    12 uur geleden

    never thought this is so much work . well thank you for uploding it for free !

  6. xNFR


    Dag geleden

    Viewer: How long does it take to make a Kurzgesagt Video? Kurzgesagt: Yes i know its not original but 1200+hours is insane

  7. miti jacob

    miti jacob

    Dag geleden

    What if and Kurzgesagt in a Nutshell collab!!!!

  8. Hapbo


    Dag geleden

    How many experts had to fact check this video?

  9. Cubed


    2 dagen geleden

    This is the first time i heard the name being pronounced and i had to do a double take

  10. PZ


    2 dagen geleden

    Sometimes I think this is a cute channel but then I see the blood and pile of bones I love kurzgesagt

  11. Joel


    2 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt is cool😎

    • Ku Ameer

      Ku Ameer

      Dag geleden


  12. FantomPF


    2 dagen geleden

    People making Kurzgesagt got those big brains

  13. Aizzo


    3 dagen geleden

    I love kurzgesagt :)

  14. Cyan Hoodie

    Cyan Hoodie

    3 dagen geleden

    Thanks it works

  15. Nunya Nunya

    Nunya Nunya

    3 dagen geleden


  16. Hannes Berch

    Hannes Berch

    3 dagen geleden

    Just one time in my life i want to see such a nice video with ZERO dislikes....

  17. Rojo


    4 dagen geleden

    i'm a spanish speaker i didn't know they had a spanish channel lmao

  18. Aliyah Ezinma

    Aliyah Ezinma

    4 dagen geleden

    0:38 What is the β€œreally stupid” thing?

  19. zagzter


    4 dagen geleden

    After that video, I have one t-shirt, stickers and a notebook

  20. Enderger


    4 dagen geleden

    Ah, yes. The month before the dreams of the world shattered, still so naively optimistic about 2020.

  21. γ‚·Ryder


    5 dagen geleden

    This channel is probably the best education channel on the internet.

  22. Rudy Jean

    Rudy Jean

    5 dagen geleden

    How to make Kurzgesagt videos: Be a brainwashed πŸ‘

  23. Qushendre Felida

    Qushendre Felida

    5 dagen geleden

    Thankyou Kurzgesagt so much for every single video that you made, educating us about things we could never imagine to gave learned if this channel didn't exist. And thankyou for the influence of making me who I am todayπŸ™πŸŽ‰

  24. Elizabeth Del castillo

    Elizabeth Del castillo

    5 dagen geleden

    I understand why people like Lemmino, this channel and other VERY HIGH QUALITY educational channels have only about 25 videos per year which is the best scenario... actually even without this video I get why it is such an upload schedule... you can tell the quality... All the videos need more amount of views just for it to be recommended on the algorithm and double the effect... Also other topic but imagine if H.A.I, this channel and Mark Rober had a collab...

  25. λ™νƒ„λŒ€ν˜•λ§ˆνŠΈμ†Œλ¦¬μ—†λŠ”λ°©κ·€λΉŒλŸ°μ—„μ€€μ‹


    5 dagen geleden

    μƒˆλ“€ λ„ˆλ¬΄ κ·€μ—½λ‹€



    5 dagen geleden

    You need to cross out in a nutshell for this video

  27. Desmond Zhang

    Desmond Zhang

    6 dagen geleden

    that is 50 days of work on a single video!

  28. Who am I?

    Who am I?

    6 dagen geleden

    You guys are amazing, keep up the great work

  29. thewhat


    6 dagen geleden


  30. The Metamancer

    The Metamancer

    7 dagen geleden

    You guys should really get in contact with the speed running community, I bet there are already strats for an any % run for your video!

  31. Zsolt Raduska

    Zsolt Raduska

    7 dagen geleden

    This video is not 12000 hours long. You lied!

  32. Jorrit0522


    8 dagen geleden


  33. Team Seven

    Team Seven

    8 dagen geleden

    Cool 😎

  34. ruben wouters

    ruben wouters

    8 dagen geleden

    Now tel me is the earth flat

    • ElitePixel HD

      ElitePixel HD

      7 dagen geleden


  35. Jost Inkz

    Jost Inkz

    9 dagen geleden

    I subscribed because of the birds! So cute :3

  36. BeMo


    9 dagen geleden

    "Kurzgesagt" is a german word, why your channel has this name?

    • BeMo


      7 dagen geleden

      @ElitePixel HD thanks!

    • ElitePixel HD

      ElitePixel HD

      7 dagen geleden

      There is a German channel that once was the main channel

  37. Desmond Zhang

    Desmond Zhang

    9 dagen geleden

    Ted Ed is jealous, i think.

  38. Sesshan Anirud

    Sesshan Anirud

    9 dagen geleden

    Are you an astrophysisist

  39. Cameron Coppedge

    Cameron Coppedge

    9 dagen geleden

    Not gonna lie, sounds weird when the narrator addresses himself. Makes me wonder what he sounds like casually.

  40. salmon suc

    salmon suc

    9 dagen geleden

    Hwy yo narrator did u do a thing for avideo on why schools suck or wat?

  41. Luke


    10 dagen geleden

    didnt realize how much work you are putting in these videos

  42. MRA The Imperfec10

    MRA The Imperfec10

    10 dagen geleden

    This birds really needs to have more subs

  43. John Smith

    John Smith

    11 dagen geleden

    If you put adds in you videos would help. If you researched 3D n fastest ways to animate.2D 3D n animation apps are always improving a lot every year.C4D is killer Blenders growing really fast . Love your videos good luck.

  44. Lets Wotb Go

    Lets Wotb Go

    11 dagen geleden

    Do you know what letter font does Kurzgesagt font is?

  45. Agatecrane


    11 dagen geleden

    so if i support you guys directly a big black bird will come out from my screen to kiss me... sounds like an amazing deal, would be honored to catch it on camera

  46. aToSiouS


    12 dagen geleden

    The world needs more channels like yours. Keep up and continue the good work!

  47. Hammond Nordland

    Hammond Nordland

    12 dagen geleden

    You make a ton of money by youtube views dude. For free is just not true...

  48. Elijah Hubinsky

    Elijah Hubinsky

    12 dagen geleden

    1200 hours equals 50 days in reality, but as long as a year in our imaginations when we are waiting for Kurzgesagt to release videos

    • Dawid Kaliszewski

      Dawid Kaliszewski

      11 dagen geleden

      its about 6-7 months 8h work in 5 days week.

  49. KittenSaysRAR


    12 dagen geleden

    It would take around 1/60000 of the Earth's population to make 1 Kurzgesagt video per second

  50. Jonas Waliczek

    Jonas Waliczek

    12 dagen geleden

    1200 hours is crazy :O

  51. Louis


    12 dagen geleden

    This is how you know Kurzgesagt is More Quality over Quantity

  52. Osorio Bautista

    Osorio Bautista

    12 dagen geleden

    4:56 Jajajaja I'm mexican, I loved the "ΒΏQuΓ© onda gΓΌey?"

  53. Quartz golem 2

    Quartz golem 2

    13 dagen geleden

    Don’t worry I’m a eggist

  54. Micronations


    13 dagen geleden

    Thanks now I know how to *Kurzgesagt*

  55. Anne ZEHLE

    Anne ZEHLE

    13 dagen geleden

    im from the german chanal and i love your vidios (it is correct im not so good in english)

  56. TJ436


    13 dagen geleden

    This is the ONLY merch advertisement I’ll watch. I think I’m gonna get some right now!

  57. Master Fish

    Master Fish

    13 dagen geleden

    Imagine animating how to animate

  58. Annie Eluwah

    Annie Eluwah

    13 dagen geleden

    Can you please make a video on the history of writing and the alphabet

  59. Joel Helgerson

    Joel Helgerson

    13 dagen geleden

    This is my favourite channel. It’s helped me through so many tough times and taught me more than even my formal education has

  60. Larry Chan Hang Pei

    Larry Chan Hang Pei

    13 dagen geleden

    This IS the channel worth to turn on the notification bell

  61. Hendrik


    13 dagen geleden


  62. Steve


    13 dagen geleden

    0:36 The next video should be about the plumbus. It is not stupid, "Everyone has a plumbus in their home"

  63. Brody Spilak

    Brody Spilak

    14 dagen geleden

    And this is why I subscribed. You guys put more effort into one of your videos than the Hollywood studios that make blockbusters.

  64. Warnet Maimo

    Warnet Maimo

    14 dagen geleden

    2:33 face reveal

  65. Zo Jirushi

    Zo Jirushi

    14 dagen geleden

    Ok but the real question is how much time did it take to animate/make this video? Lol I’m guessing way less than 1200 hours since there’s not really any research needed.

  66. manda grace

    manda grace

    14 dagen geleden

    This video is beautiful. Thank you! I will purchase something from your merch!❀️

  67. An[game]nehm


    14 dagen geleden

    Thank you so much for all your effort! Keep up the good work!

  68. fritz vhon subong

    fritz vhon subong

    14 dagen geleden

    Can you make it less then 1200

  69. グレむス


    14 dagen geleden


  70. Md. Ariful Islam

    Md. Ariful Islam

    15 dagen geleden

    I like Dream Video

  71. Leonie Blank

    Leonie Blank

    15 dagen geleden

    Thank you!

  72. Taschengelddieb


    15 dagen geleden

    Your name irritates me your channel is English but the word kurzgesagt is german

  73. ZipZap


    16 dagen geleden

    β€œ1200 hours” that’s also but I didn’t ask for this so byee

  74. Erick FernΓ‘ndez

    Erick FernΓ‘ndez

    16 dagen geleden

    My mexican heart melted with the "Que onda, gΓΌey" phrase.

  75. Patoo Munna

    Patoo Munna

    16 dagen geleden

    Why can't you just add ads on your channel on NLcameras to earn money

  76. SchrΓΆdingers Katze

    SchrΓΆdingers Katze

    16 dagen geleden

    These are not videos, these are films!

  77. Pump_daspookypumpkin


    16 dagen geleden

    So just to make a SINGULAR video (not counting the script) they have to work 50 DAYS FOR A SINGULAR VIDEO.

  78. cuch


    16 dagen geleden

    My love for this channel just exploded

  79. HUSSAM


    17 dagen geleden

    Big love to all the team β™‘

  80. Alex Camorlinga

    Alex Camorlinga

    17 dagen geleden

    thank you for all your videos

  81. Lukas Rainbow

    Lukas Rainbow

    17 dagen geleden

    Ah the German channel. A channel i understand less than the english channel even though german is my main language XD

  82. NewZo


    17 dagen geleden

    Can English people speak Kurzgesagt?

  83. Juan F. Salas A.

    Juan F. Salas A.

    18 dagen geleden

    Brought me to tears. So inspiring! I love you birds so much!

  84. Crudesthi


    18 dagen geleden

    I wondet which expert checked the script lol

  85. Can SentΓΌrk

    Can SentΓΌrk

    18 dagen geleden

    4:27 omg 50 days for one video!!!!!!!

  86. implexx


    18 dagen geleden

    α΅ƒα΅α΅’α΅α΅˜Λ’ ࢞

    • ОлСг Иванов

      ОлСг Иванов

      13 dagen geleden

      stfu pls

  87. SunnDart


    18 dagen geleden

    Fun should be measured in giggle-wats

  88. Christian Luczejko

    Christian Luczejko

    18 dagen geleden

    Those numbers regarding the weeks certain aspects of a video take were the most surprising part. 4-8 weeks of animating!? Yeeesh.

    • Can SentΓΌrk

      Can SentΓΌrk

      18 dagen geleden

      50 days for one video! 4:27

  89. Shukti Sarkar

    Shukti Sarkar

    18 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt: "We just work on something fascinating" Also Kurzgesagt: NUKE THE AMAZON RAINFOREST, THE MOON AND THE MARIANA TRENCH

  90. 18 dagen geleden

    there was a plumbus in the video lol

  91. Brodie McAlpine

    Brodie McAlpine

    18 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt: do you trust me? Me: with every cell of my body

  92. There's No I

    There's No I

    18 dagen geleden

    Good job. You've acomplished the impossible. These videos are professional and personal. Keep on going

  93. gilbert jumawan

    gilbert jumawan

    18 dagen geleden

    Can you do tornadoes video please

    • Can SentΓΌrk

      Can SentΓΌrk

      18 dagen geleden


  94. Jasper Song

    Jasper Song

    19 dagen geleden

    Thank you guys so much

  95. MΓ‘tΓ© Abonyi

    MΓ‘tΓ© Abonyi

    19 dagen geleden

    I must say that kurzgesagt makes some beautiful videos, and they're videos never seem as there made by normal everyday artists but professionals, also they make so good videos that some schools all over the world started using them in classes, for example, my biology teacher used the "immune system" videos to teach us about the immune system! and kurzgesagt if your reading this thank you for your top quality videos and for informing us about the world in a fun fact-based way

  96. Desmond Zhang

    Desmond Zhang

    19 dagen geleden

    You are amazing!

  97. Ajit Brar

    Ajit Brar

    19 dagen geleden

    wait so is the narrator the creator of kurzgesagt? Because he said it was a solo project at the start and he was the narrator in the first vid

  98. Luis Hundhammer

    Luis Hundhammer

    19 dagen geleden

    0:40 Plumbus Gang! :D

  99. Noel


    19 dagen geleden

    Kurz gesagt Geil

  100. SilloDex 1337

    SilloDex 1337

    19 dagen geleden

    Danke für die Videos ❀️