PIXAR KNOWS that one of the most reliably relatable themes is the quest for connection.

That longing can be rendered through the window of a historical look back (sepia-toned images of “Toy Story’s” Woody as a vintage TV star), across a sentimental past (“Up,” after Ellie) or even through the power of artistic ingenuity (“Ratatouille’s” cuisine via a heroic rodent).

In the new trailer for “Coco” released Wednesday, viewers are teased with aspects of all three. We see 12-year-old Miguel, as voiced by young Anthony Gonzalez, strumming a guitar in emulation of his celebrity hero, the late Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt), as Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos candles burn in familial memory.

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When Miguel plucks Ernesto’s own guitar, he seemingly is transported to the afterlife.

The voice cast also includes Gael Garcia Bernal and Renee Victor.

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“The teaser boasts of everything that’s strong about ‘Coco,’ ” “La Cucaracha” cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, a cultural consultant on “Coco,” tells The Post’s Comic Riffs. “Beautiful Mexican characters, gorgeous worlds of the living and the dead, original music and classic Mexican music, and a strong and emotional family story.”

The film, directed by Lee Unkrich and writer Adrian Molina, is fittingly due out Nov. 22.

This post has been updated.

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