Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
a blue circle with white and green lines on it, surrounded by lighter blue halos
Kurzgesagt's logo, a minimalist representation of Earth
FounderPhilipp Dettmer
TypePrivately held company
PurposeAnimation studio
OwnerPhilipp Dettmer
Staff (2021)
YouTube information
Years active2013–present
  • Animation
  • Education
  • Science
  • Philosophy
Subscribers14.5 million[2]
Total views1.34 billion[2]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2014
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2015
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2019

Updated: March 09, 2021

Kurzgesagt (/ˌkʊərtsɡəˈzɑːkt/; German for "In a nutshell") is a German animation and design studio founded by Philipp Dettmer. The studio's YouTube channel focuses on minimalist animated educational content, using the flat design style.[1] It discusses scientific, technological, political, philosophical and psychological subjects.[3] Narrated by Steve Taylor, videos on the channel are typically 4–16 minutes in length, with many of them available in German through the channel Dinge Erklärt – Kurzgesagt.

Aside from their German channel, they began creating videos for their Spanish channel En Pocas Palabras – Kurzgesagt near the end of 2019.[4] While their English channel mostly finances itself with donations from their viewers and individual sponsorships, the German channel is financially supported by Funk, the online presence of German public broadcasting, and the Spanish channel is sponsored by Wix,[4] in addition to a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

With over 14 million subscribers,[5] the studio's English channel was ranked as the world's 428th (noxinfluencer.com) or 430th (socialblade.com) most subscribed as of February 6, 2021.[6][7]

  1. ^ a b c "About". Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell". YouTube. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  3. ^ Bauman, Kat (May 9, 2014). "From the Super Adorable Science Files: Videos by Kurzgesagt". Core 77. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "How to Make a Kurzgesagt Video in 1200 Hours". YouTube. February 16, 2020. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell - YouTube". www.youtube.com.
  6. ^ "Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell YouTube Channel Analytics and Report". noxinfluencer.com. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  7. ^ "kurzgesagt YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics". socialblade.com. Retrieved February 6, 2021.