attaching timeline animation mc not playing correctly
I am attaching a movieclip that has a timeline based animation in it. I have a layer for the graphic animation and a layer for the actionscript controls.
Frame One Actionscript : stop();
Last frame actionscript: stop();
That's all I have. I attach the movieclip and say movieclip.gotoAndPlay(2). The result is that it just goes to 2 and stops. It doesn't play until the last stop. Each stop frame is a keyframe so the stop command doesn't have an effect on any of the frames of the actual animation. I can play the animation fine if I just but the movieclip on the maintimeline and make a button that when I push it starts the animation at frame 2. Is there something weird about attaching animation movieclips. I tried to attach it and then move to the last frame to make sure the animation is all there and then move back and play it but it doesn't work. If I take out the controls of the animation it works fine but just plays in a loop which doesn't work for me. Any help would be great.
Thanks in advance. Oh also, all the linkage stuff is set up for the attachment and it is being attached.