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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    • Bob Itani

      Bob Itani

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      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


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

    • A Snark

      A Snark

      Mánuði síðan

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

    • Bin


      Mánuði síðan

      Did you spend 1200 hours on this

    • The Bone Warrior

      The Bone Warrior

      2 mánuðum síðan

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

  • Haylie R. Wilson

    Haylie R. Wilson

    5 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Huda Carlse

    Huda Carlse

    13 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Dimsword35


    20 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • The Beamverse

    The Beamverse

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    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)

  • Dr. Rajarshi Raha

    Dr. Rajarshi Raha

    Degi Síðan síðan

    🙂Kurzgesagt is good

  • Rachit Bhattacharjee

    Rachit Bhattacharjee

    Degi Síðan síðan

    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)

  • Thermite / Xenon

    Thermite / Xenon

    Degi Síðan síðan

    oh, so that's how you pronounce it.

  • ꧁༻lє๓๏ภ~ђєค๔༺꧂


    Degi Síðan síðan

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

  • Night Planet

    Night Planet

    2 dögum síðan

    "or really. stupid" LOOL

  • Zackery Koh

    Zackery Koh

    2 dögum síðan

    I like videos about space

  • ThatGuy


    2 dögum síðan

    Birds work so hard! *Applause*



    2 dögum síðan

    Savage💥 his work is amazing

  • Ethan Stewart

    Ethan Stewart

    2 dögum síðan

    The colour palette for these videos are so sharp and refreshing

  • Henry Ikeakhe

    Henry Ikeakhe

    3 dögum síðan

    it really take 1200 hours to make a kurzgesagt vidio

  • MennQ


    3 dögum síðan

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

    • Se_Vo


      2 dögum síðan

      Because its not Worth it. Compared to everything else

  • Random Random

    Random Random

    3 dögum síðan

    This video was uploaded on my birthday



    4 dögum síðan

    His computer had 8.8 GB data

  • 😺The Cat Girls😺

    😺The Cat Girls😺

    4 dögum síðan

    Bruh...1200 hrs of making these videos

  • Shakhaweat Hossan Azad

    Shakhaweat Hossan Azad

    4 dögum síðan

    Or in 20 days

  • Diego Cortizo

    Diego Cortizo

    4 dögum síðan

    Da brid army

  • derpypaws1250


    4 dögum síðan

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

  • Sasha Petrenko

    Sasha Petrenko

    4 dögum síðan

    Respect for ya. Respect...

  • PAXAL ♫

    PAXAL ♫

    5 dögum síðan

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

  • storyofwill


    6 dögum síðan

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

  • Pro Bro Gaming

    Pro Bro Gaming

    6 dögum síðan

    Oh man can we get a plubus in a nutshell lol

  • Obama Obama

    Obama Obama

    6 dögum síðan

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

  • Sanhas


    6 dögum síðan

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

  • diamond in France

    diamond in France

    6 dögum síðan

    0 0

  • White Devil

    White Devil

    6 dögum síðan

    தமிழ் subtitles ಥ‿ಥ

  • zoelhek


    6 dögum síðan

    I feel Lil bit bad watching your videos free

  • OwO King

    OwO King

    6 dögum síðan

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

  • Gaurav kumar

    Gaurav kumar

    7 dögum síðan

    0:10 learn pronunciation

    • Gaurav kumar

      Gaurav kumar

      6 dögum síðan

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

    • Lithning 341 Unnamed

      Lithning 341 Unnamed

      6 dögum síðan

      It's a german word duh

  • Rorysdaman _YTUBE2021

    Rorysdaman _YTUBE2021

    7 dögum síðan

    How do u do your narranatoin if your doing it lol

  • Cardoon Cartoons

    Cardoon Cartoons

    7 dögum síðan

    5:39 sailor moon

  • Mahmut Kurtulus

    Mahmut Kurtulus

    7 dögum síðan

    çok güzel iş yapıyorsunuz

  • implexx


    7 dögum síðan

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

  • Harun Rashid

    Harun Rashid

    7 dögum síðan

    Did anybody notice Sailer moon on the video👀

  • Macky Cruz

    Macky Cruz

    7 dögum síðan

    Your videos are so awesome!

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    7 dögum síðan

    Just a goat.

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    HE HE

    7 dögum síðan

    Oh Je *sus* you guys work really hard

  • Andrew Plourde

    Andrew Plourde

    7 dögum síðan

    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

  • Son Goku

    Son Goku

    8 dögum síðan

    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 🙏

  • Rick Astley

    Rick Astley

    8 dögum síðan

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

  • Motrip Ahas

    Motrip Ahas

    8 dögum síðan

    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.

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    The UniqueCorn - Latin Vegan Food

    8 dögum síðan

    Amazing and beautiful work! hello from Berlin!

  • Smart Falcon

    Smart Falcon

    8 dögum síðan

    They just animated how they do animation

  • Chris Remboldt

    Chris Remboldt

    9 dögum síðan

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

  • Deimos


    9 dögum síðan

    The 2000 people who disliked are actually ducking clowns

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    Thuỷ Nguyen

    9 dögum síðan

    I love how to make your videos!

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    Lina Hat Hunger

    10 dögum síðan

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

  • Jestem Karpiem

    Jestem Karpiem

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  • Daniel B

    Daniel B

    10 dögum síðan

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

  • helloianimate


    12 dögum síðan

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

  • İrena Çolak

    İrena Çolak

    12 dögum síðan

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

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    qp Myryck

    12 dögum síðan


  • KC - 2

    KC - 2

    12 dögum síðan

    So... you do videos twice a month?

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    yes name

    12 dögum síðan

    Scene name idear: birds punch duck with boxing glove

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    13 dögum síðan

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

  • Jezahna


    13 dögum síðan

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

  • Sunshine of Epicness

    Sunshine of Epicness

    13 dögum síðan

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

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  • Fabrício4221


    16 dögum síðan

    1200 hours = FUCKING 50 DAYS

  • Wilhelm Bittrich

    Wilhelm Bittrich

    16 dögum síðan

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

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    Food for Thought

    16 dögum síðan

    This might be one of the best channels on this platform

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    17 dögum síðan

    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..!!

  • AlpharStar


    17 dögum síðan

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

    • I am groot

      I am groot

      17 dögum síðan


  • Prime Time

    Prime Time

    18 dögum síðan

    I wonder who was the first sub

  • Croaky Vincent

    Croaky Vincent

    18 dögum síðan

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

  • Gilgabro


    18 dögum síðan

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

  • pibyte


    19 dögum síðan


  • Gabriel Dobson

    Gabriel Dobson

    19 dögum síðan

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

    • Gabriel Dobson

      Gabriel Dobson

      17 dögum síðan

      @The Cryptic Cryptek well yes but both from and is

    • The Cryptic Cryptek

      The Cryptic Cryptek

      18 dögum síðan

      That girl IS Sailor Moon

  • Bogs45


    19 dögum síðan

    Wait what so birds made the Kurzgesagt channel.

  • Adwait Thosare

    Adwait Thosare

    20 dögum síðan

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

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    Zeemeno B

    20 dögum síðan

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

  • Tim McHugh

    Tim McHugh

    20 dögum síðan

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

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

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    21 degi síðan síðan

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    22 dögum síðan

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

  • Ghost IQ

    Ghost IQ

    22 dögum síðan

    واو بس

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    23 dögum síðan

    This channel is so underrated!

  • Youknowwhat LQ

    Youknowwhat LQ

    23 dögum síðan

    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

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    Yash Bendre

    25 dögum síðan

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  • Wojti


    25 dögum síðan

    Who is creating all these subtitles?

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    Lavanya Baskar

    25 dögum síðan

    Looks like i am a fan

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    Lucero Alvarado

    26 dögum síðan

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  • Nesyta


    26 dögum síðan

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

    • Wertzui88


      17 dögum síðan

      Kurzgesagt gab es zuerst in Englisch,dann in Deutsch.

  • CoolEraser Gamer

    CoolEraser Gamer

    27 dögum síðan

    so that's how you say kurzgesagt..

  • Gabriel Rogers

    Gabriel Rogers

    27 dögum síðan

    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"?

  • Imtiaz Reza Fahad

    Imtiaz Reza Fahad

    27 dögum síðan

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