After looking through my previous animations for the 3D Production module I went back and re rendered the ball with tail animation using mental ray. The reason I re- rendered the animation is because on the previous version of this file the lighting was very bad, as it only had one light in the scene, making it hard to see the ball. Therefore with mental ray adjusting the lighting, showing a natural sun lighting with a improved camera animation to help show the bouncing ball animation with the tail.
This animation is defiantly improved from the original as the lighting looks so much better and makes it more clear to see the animation, compared to before hand. As before the lighting was really bad so you could not even see the animation. Therefore I shall continue rendering with mental ray in Maya.