How to make a ball move with an animation?

I have a player (ball) that rolls on to a lift which goes back and forth but the player just stays on one spot and falls?

I think what I need is an onTrigger child-Parenting script and an onExit, I just want something simple to get the job done

If you trying to get a moving platform going try these links:

http://answers.unity3d.com/questions/694/charactercontroller-falls-through-or-slips-off-moving-platforms

http://answers.unity3d.com/search?q=moving+platform

Also, try adding a rigidbody to the player or adding magnetism to the platform.

Edit:

Note that for magnetism you will need the character to move much faster then the magnetism force.