UnloadMovie removing other graphics?

This is puzzling me, but when I use the unloadMovie command, it is unloading some artwork that I just have sitting on main stage. I have determined that this is absolutely the root of the problem because I have tried running the movie with and without the unloadMovie commands.

They are being called from within a mc that is loaded into root with attachMovie. (at the end of that mc’s timeline is where the code is placed) Once the movies are unloaded all I am left with is a blank stage.

Has anyone else every experienced this problem?

Please let me know if more info is needed, or if I need to post fla.