You've Got Mail is an American romantic comedy released in 1998 by Warner Brothers. It is a remake of the film, The Shop Around the Corner (1940), in which two letter-writing lovers are completely unaware that their sweetheart is in fact the co-worker with whom they share a certain degree of animosity. There was also a 1949 musical remake, In the Good Old Summertime starring Judy Garland . You've Got Mail updates that concept to the use of e-mail. (The name of the film is the greeting that American AOL users hear when they receive new e-mail.) The film received significant media coverage leading up to its release in anticipation of the romantic coupling of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, who had appeared together previously in Joe vs. The Volcano (1990) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993).