Buttons not working in movieclips


I have a movie that has a movieclip containing some buttons in it.
The buttons when pressed call up another movieclip within the movie the buttons reside.
When viewed though the movieclip the button activate doesn’t play?
although when the scene is viewed within the movieclip the buttons reside the movieclip does play?

Any idea’s or is this a mx BUG?


Have you tried _root or _parent?

on (release) {