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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
MottoIn a Nutshell
Formation9 July 2013
FounderPhilipp Dettmer
TypePrivately held company
PurposeAnimation studio
OwnerPhilipp Dettmer
Staff (2021)
YouTube information
Years active2013–present
  • Animation
  • Education
  • Science
  • Philosophy
Subscribers16.7 million[3]
Total views1.6 billion[3]

Last updated: September 5, 2021

Kurzgesagt (in German Language stands for "In a nutshell") is a design studio and animator founded by Philipp Dettmer. They have a YouTube Channel and its studio focuses on educational minimalist content. They animate their videos using a flat design style. Their videos are about Science, Technology, Policies, Philosophy subjects.[4]

The videos are narrated by Steve Taylor. The videos are usually 4 to 16 minutes long. Their works are available in English, German, and Spanish. They began creating videos in their Spanish Channel (En Pocas Palabras - Kurzgesagt) near the end of 2019[5] as of November 2nd, they have 16.7 million subscribers and have 150 videos.[6]

Patrizia Mosca, Chief operating officer at Kurzgesagt, speaks at the Internet Days in Stockholm, 2018.


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  1. Jackson, Ryan (April 28, 2021). "The 'ultimate guide to black holes' will spaghettify your brain". CNET. Archived from the original on April 29, 2021.
  2. "About". Kurzgesagt. Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "About Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell". YouTube.
  4. Bauman, Kat (May 9, 2014). "From the Super Adorable Science Files: Videos by Kurzgesagt". Core 77. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  5. "How to Make a Kurzgesagt Video in 1200 Hours". YouTube. 16 February 2020. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  6. "Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell". Social Blade. Retrieved September 1, 2021.