The dialogue exchange you refer to was actually written by my co-writer.Hey now, that's not true. We also see him crying a lot.
Thank goodness he has a 5 year old around to make him feel better.
I implore everyone to watch this video at the 0:40 mark.
Child: "Um. Mr. Wogglebug, are there other walking, talking bugs like yourself in Genoma?"
(5 seconds of silence)
And I just wanted to have Wogglebug shed his first tears in a way that was prevalent to who he is and in a way that enabled him and Sylvie to relate to each other. If I didn't have him cry in this moment or even have those three animal-headed bullies in at all, how else could I have him shed his first tears?