Kelsey Animated

Kelsey, better known online as Kelsey Animated, was born on April 12, 1997. Kelsey’s first video was uploaded to YouTube on July 15, 2009. It was a drawing tutorial on how to draw a cat. At the end of this video, Kelsey said ‘I’m Kelsey Animated.’ Kelsey’s first animation video was uploaded to YouTube on November 4th, 2011 — it is an animation of her playing piano and singing ‘The Kelsey Song.’ In this video, she talked about how she wants to be an animator and we are so proud of how far she has made it.

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Birth date:

May 9, 2001



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6' 1"

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Net Worth:

$1.5 million

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Kelsey Animated is a popular YouTube animator who has been making videos on the site since 2011. She is best known for her “Animator vs Animation” series, which challenges her to animate a particular object in one day. Kelsey was born on May 9, 2001, and grew up in the small town of Scottsdale, Arizona. Kelsey has two younger siblings, one named Brody, who has a YouTube gaming channel, and one named Emily.

She started her YouTube channel on April 6, 2011, with a video about how to draw a cat’s whiskers —which she made using Microsoft Paint. Her first major series was “Animator vs Animator.” The goal of the series is to animate a particular object in one day and do so as fast as possible. For example, in her first “Animator vs Animator” video, Kelsey animated a match stick moving across the screen in 11 hours. One of her most popular YouTube videos is “SAD SONG – animatic,” posted in July 2017. The video earned more than one million views after it was posted.

She had a stroke in August of 2018 as a result of an uncommon adverse effect caused by her birth control. She produced a three-part miniseries about the events leading up to and following the stroke. Kelsey got engaged to her boyfriend Joey, whom she had been dating since 2013, on Christmas in 2020. They intend to marry in 2022.

Kelsey has a YouTube channel with over 3.2 million subscribers. She also has an Instagram account with over 4,000 followers and a Twitter account with over 23,000 followers. She was interviewed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” where she animated the head of a pancake on the show’s desk in 10 minutes.

She has appeared in numerous popular magazines, including “Forbes” magazine, “Adweek,” “Fast Company,” and “The Huffington Post.” Her videos have also been seen on a variety of television networks, including MTV News and Fox News Channel. Additionally, she advises organizations such as IBM, Microsoft, GE, and the US Army about how to use social media for marketing and advertising.

Career timeline

Her First Animation Works

She creates her first animations at the age of seven, using paper, glue, and a camera.

Her Youtube Channel

She starts her YouTube channel on April 6 with a video about how to draw a cat's whiskers —which she makes using Microsoft Paint.

She Moves to Los Angeles

Because of her family, she relocates to Los Angeles, where she becomes more acquainted with the animation industry.

Her Most Successful Youtube Video

"SAD SONG - animatic," one of her most successful YouTube videos, is released in July and receives over one million views since then.

Why We Love Kelsey Animated

  1. Inclusivity

    She always finishes her videos with a message of support for L.G.B.T. communities, especially the non-binary ones.

  2. Sports enthusiast

    Kelsey participates in a variety of sports. This includes running for an hour every morning around her neighborhood.

  3. Wholesome topics

    Her animations transcend superficial themes. She delves into topics that touch her fan’s hearts and memories.

5 Surprising Facts About Kelsey

  1. She’s a big anime fan

    She loves anime and her artistic style is greatly influenced by anime and other Japanese techniques.

  2. Her first animated video

    Her first animated video was uploaded when she was only eight years old.

  3. She has uploaded over 750 videos

    So many hours of content for all her fans to enjoy —750 videos are more than what 97% of all YouTubers have uploaded.

  4. Turned down an offer by Jimmy Kimmel

    A Jimmy Kimmel representative wrote an email to Kelsey asking her if she wanted to participate in the show — Kelsey turned down the offer and she shared the message exchange on Twitter.

  5. One of her pronouns is they

    She accepts ‘she’ and ‘they’ as her pronouns — at least that’s what she has written in her social media biographies.

Kelsey Animated FAQs

Where is the name ‘Kelsey’ from?

It is a name of Old English origin.

Is Kelsey bisexual?

This is speculated by a big portion of her fanbase, however, she has never talked openly about this.

Has Kelsey Animated done a face reveal?

No, and it is not likely she will do a face reveal any time soon.

Kelsey Animated’s birthday dates

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