John Lasseter will be gone from Disney at the end of the year, the company announced on Friday.

The company's memo did not give a reason for Lasseter and Disney parting ways, nor did it say whether the company investigated his conduct – Lasseter had been on "a sabbatical" after allegations of sexual harassment last November. The memo just said that Disney will retain the ex-head of animation as a consultant until December 31.

Lasseter released a statement, "The last six months have provided an opportunity to reflect on my life, career and personal priorities. While I remain dedicated to the art of animation and inspired by the creative talent at Pixar and Disney, I have decided the end of this year is the right time to begin focusing on new creative challenges. I am extremely proud of what two of the most important and prolific animation studios have achieved under my leadership and I'm grateful for all of the opportunities to follow my creative passion at Disney."

Disney has not yet found a replacement and declined to say anything else beyond its official statement.