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


      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



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

    • A Snark

      A Snark


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

    • Bin



      Did you spend 1200 hours on this

    • 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. christian park

    christian park


    why is there a pumbis

  3. Carlos Pena Mendoza

    Carlos Pena Mendoza

    2 órája

    6:15 oh my

  4. Am Fabulous Red

    Am Fabulous Red

    9 órája

    Just ❤. Thank you kurzgesagt

  5. Haylie R. Wilson

    Haylie R. Wilson

    17 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!

  6. Huda Carlse

    Huda Carlse


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

  7. Dimsword35



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

  8. The Beamverse

    The Beamverse


    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)

  9. Dr. Rajarshi Raha

    Dr. Rajarshi Raha


    🙂Kurzgesagt is good

  10. 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)

  11. Thermite / Xenon

    Thermite / Xenon


    oh, so that's how you pronounce it.

  12. ꧁༻lє๓๏ภ~ђєค๔༺꧂


    2 napja

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

  13. Night Planet

    Night Planet

    2 napja

    "or really. stupid" LOOL

  14. Zackery Koh

    Zackery Koh

    2 napja

    I like videos about space

  15. ThatGuy


    2 napja

    Birds work so hard! *Applause*



    2 napja

    Savage💥 his work is amazing

  17. Ethan Stewart

    Ethan Stewart

    3 napja

    The colour palette for these videos are so sharp and refreshing

  18. Henry Ikeakhe

    Henry Ikeakhe

    3 napja

    it really take 1200 hours to make a kurzgesagt vidio

  19. MennQ


    3 napja

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

    • Se_Vo


      3 napja

      Because its not Worth it. Compared to everything else

  20. Random Random

    Random Random

    4 napja

    This video was uploaded on my birthday



    4 napja

    His computer had 8.8 GB data

  22. 😺The Cat Girls😺

    😺The Cat Girls😺

    4 napja

    Bruh...1200 hrs of making these videos

  23. Shakhaweat Hossan Azad

    Shakhaweat Hossan Azad

    4 napja

    Or in 20 days

  24. Diego Cortizo

    Diego Cortizo

    5 napja

    Da brid army

  25. derpypaws1250


    5 napja

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

  26. Sasha Petrenko

    Sasha Petrenko

    5 napja

    Respect for ya. Respect...

  27. PAXAL ♫

    PAXAL ♫

    5 napja

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

  28. 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.

  29. Pro Bro Gaming

    Pro Bro Gaming

    6 napja

    Oh man can we get a plubus in a nutshell lol

  30. Obama Obama

    Obama Obama

    6 napja

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

  31. Sanhas


    6 napja

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

  32. France war flag

    France war flag

    6 napja

    0 0

  33. White Devil

    White Devil

    6 napja

    தமிழ் subtitles ಥ‿ಥ

  34. zoelhek


    6 napja

    I feel Lil bit bad watching your videos free

  35. OwO King

    OwO King

    7 napja

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

  36. Gaurav kumar

    Gaurav kumar

    7 napja

    0:10 learn pronunciation

    • Gaurav kumar

      Gaurav kumar

      6 napja

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

    • Lithning 341 Unnamed

      Lithning 341 Unnamed

      7 napja

      It's a german word duh

  37. Rorysdaman _YTUBE2021

    Rorysdaman _YTUBE2021

    7 napja

    How do u do your narranatoin if your doing it lol

  38. Cardoon Cartoons

    Cardoon Cartoons

    7 napja

    5:39 sailor moon

  39. Mahmut Kurtulus

    Mahmut Kurtulus

    7 napja

    çok güzel iş yapıyorsunuz

  40. implexx


    7 napja

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

  41. Harun Rashid

    Harun Rashid

    7 napja

    Did anybody notice Sailer moon on the video👀

  42. Macky Cruz

    Macky Cruz

    7 napja

    Your videos are so awesome!

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    Jason A. Reyes

    8 napja

    Just a goat.

  44. HE HE

    HE HE

    8 napja

    Oh Je *sus* you guys work really hard

  45. 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

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    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 🙏

  47. 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

  48. 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.

  49. The UniqueCorn - Latin Vegan Food

    The UniqueCorn - Latin Vegan Food

    8 napja

    Amazing and beautiful work! hello from Berlin!

  50. Smart Falcon

    Smart Falcon

    9 napja

    They just animated how they do animation

  51. Chris Remboldt

    Chris Remboldt

    9 napja

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

  52. Deimos


    9 napja

    The 2000 people who disliked are actually ducking clowns

  53. Thuỷ Nguyen

    Thuỷ Nguyen

    9 napja

    I love how to make your videos!

  54. Lina Hat Hunger

    Lina Hat Hunger

    10 napja

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

  55. Jestem Karpiem

    Jestem Karpiem

    11 napja


  56. Daniel B

    Daniel B

    11 napja

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

  57. helloianimate


    12 napja

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

  58. İrena Çolak

    İrena Çolak

    12 napja

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

  59. qp Myryck

    qp Myryck

    13 napja


  60. KC - 2

    KC - 2

    13 napja

    So... you do videos twice a month?

  61. yes name

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    13 napja

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

  62. SnapGod


    13 napja

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

  63. Jezahna


    13 napja

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

  64. Sunshine of Epicness

    Sunshine of Epicness

    14 napja

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

  65. pal man

    pal man

    14 napja


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    14 napja

    I love Gilbert font

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    14 napja

    This is my favorite channel 💕✨✨✨✨

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    15 napja


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    15 napja

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    16 napja

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

  71. Fabrício4221


    16 napja

    1200 hours = FUCKING 50 DAYS

  72. Wilhelm Bittrich

    Wilhelm Bittrich

    16 napja

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

  73. Food for Thought

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    17 napja

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  74. DeepNine


    18 napja

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  75. AlpharStar


    18 napja

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

    • I am groot

      I am groot

      17 napja


  76. Prime Time

    Prime Time

    18 napja

    I wonder who was the first sub

  77. 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.

  78. Gilgabro


    19 napja

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

  79. pibyte


    19 napja


  80. Gabriel Dobson

    Gabriel Dobson

    19 napja

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

    • Gabriel Dobson

      Gabriel Dobson

      18 napja

      @The Cryptic Cryptek well yes but both from and is

    • The Cryptic Cryptek

      The Cryptic Cryptek

      18 napja

      That girl IS Sailor Moon

  81. Bogs45


    20 napja

    Wait what so birds made the Kurzgesagt channel.

  82. Adwait Thosare

    Adwait Thosare

    20 napja

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

  83. TheRadioactiveBanana


    20 napja


  84. Zeemeno B

    Zeemeno B

    20 napja

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

  85. Tim McHugh

    Tim McHugh

    20 napja

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

  86. Parvat . R

    Parvat . R

    21 napja

    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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    David Fontdevila Robles

    21 napja


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    Persimmon Juice.

    21 napja

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    22 napja

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  90. gsk


    22 napja

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    23 napja

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

  92. Ghost IQ

    Ghost IQ

    23 napja

    واو بس

  93. Jaanshi


    23 napja

    This channel is so underrated!

  94. Youknowwhat LQ

    Youknowwhat LQ

    24 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

  95. Yash Bendre

    Yash Bendre

    25 napja

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  96. Wojti


    25 napja

    Who is creating all these subtitles?

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    Lavanya Baskar

    25 napja

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    Lucero Alvarado

    27 napja

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  100. Nesyta


    27 napja

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

    • Wertzui88


      17 napja

      Kurzgesagt gab es zuerst in Englisch,dann in Deutsch.